French 1 (face-to-face)

Do you want to learn French for a holiday or for your study or work? Did you take French in school, but it has become a little rusty? French 1 will quickly help you get back on track! The course focuses on practical skills and introduces you to French culture.

Target group

French 1 is a beginners' course and is intended for anyone who has no knowledge of French and wants to quickly acquire a solid foundation in the language. The maximum number of participants per group is 16.

Did you have French as a subject in secondary school (HAVO/VWO) or have you gained knowledge of the French language in some other way? If so, you may be able to start French 2 straight away. You do have to complete an intake (free of charge). This consists of a short telephone conversation with the teacher. If you would like to book an intake, email your telephone number to

Course level

Entry level: A0 (CEFR)
Level on completion: A1 (CEFR)

Course content

After this course, you will be able to:

  • understand simple words, phrases and sentences;
  • ask and answer short, simple questions;
  • follow a simple conversation;
  • write short, simple sentences about personal matters.

The emphasis is on speaking skills. Reading, listening, and writing skills will also be addressed. You will also learn more about French culture. After completing this course, you can move on to the French 2 (halfway to A2).


This course includes 8 classes, one per week. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Thursday 3 October 2024 5 December 2024 19:30-21:15 hrs.

View the full schedule here.

This course is offered annually in February, April/May and September/October.

If you would you like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.


You follow the course at our location: Forum, Wageningen Campus.

Course materials

  • Nouveau Rond-Point 1 (A1-A2) textbook and workbook ISBN: 9788419236685 + 9788484436621

After having registered for this course, you will receive additional information about the course materials in due time.

Certification and exam

To receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate, a minimum attendance of 80% is required. A diagnostic test is optional.


BSc/Msc WUR students €60
WUR Employees €250
Regular fee €275

The course price does not include course materials.
Payment: We will send you an invoice by email on the day the course starts.