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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Daytime Beginning French Classes

ApplyHave you wanted to learn French but not had time in the evenings to take a class? Rice’s Foreign Language Program offers daytime beginning French classes.

Our small, interactive classes are designed primarily to develop conversational skills. Sessions are eight weeks long and meet for three hours of class per week. Students applying for these courses must have graduated from secondary school.

Students should plan on at least one and one-half hours of homework per class.

Course Information

Dates: April 4-May 30, 2018
Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m.
Discount deadline*: Friday, March 9
Application deadline: Tuesday, March 13
Fee: $450
*Students returning within a program year receive a $30 discount if the application is submitted by the discount deadline. New students can apply until the application deadline and are not eligible for discounts.
Students will receive an email containing class details no later than the last business day before classes begin.

Apply for daytime French I by completing the online application.

Visit the Application Process page for application information and refund policies.


Foreign Language Program instructors are experienced teachers with advanced degrees who employ the most recent advances in second language methodology. They frequently incorporate current, culturally relevant articles and multi-media materials to supplement regular assignments.

Learn more about the Foreign Language Program.