Courses available in French


La poétique de la durée s’efforce d’apaiser l’hier fiévreux, de tramer ce lointain devenir.

— Glissant

French 13: Intermediate Conversation


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Course Description:

This course develops students’ ability to speak and understand French in both conversational and formal contexts, enlarges vocabulary, and enhances familiarity with contemporary French culture. Activities include oral presentations, debates, collaborative projects, language journals. Class conducted entirely in French.


A passing grade in French 2 at UC Berkeley or four years of high school French. If you have questions about placement, see the Placement Guidelines.

Additional information:

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Cannot be repeated for credit. Course not open to native or heritage French speakers. If you have questions regarding French 13 enrollment, see our FAQs (frequently asked questions).

Section times and locations in the Schedule of Classes