French - Beginning, Microcredential

The Saint Louis University Microcredential in Beginning French consists of 6 credit hours. Satisfactory completion of the required courses would allow the student to develop the necessary skills to conduct beginning-level communication in French through the acquisition of appropriate vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening comprehension, speaking capabilities, and an introduction to French-speaking culture.

SLU's Microcredential in Beginning French aligns itself with all other programs in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in that it is designed to help students gain a broader understanding of themselves, as well as the languages and cultures of others. This inherently fosters an understanding and appreciation for diverse perspectives and represents a crucial virtue in today's globalized world.

Admission Requirements

For current, active Saint Louis University students wishing to declare a microcredential, complete the Update for Student Curriculum Record form

For non-Saint Louis University students, click here to apply as a Visiting/Non-Degree Seeking Student. 

FREN 1010Communicating in French I3
FREN 1020Communicating in French II3
Total Credits6

Continuation Standards

Students are expected to earn a grade of "C" or better in each required course. Students who do not achieve the "C" or better grade in a required course will be expected to repeat the course in an attempt to achieve the "C" or better grade. Students may repeat a required course one time. Failure to achieve the "C" or better grade after one repeat attempt will have the student dismissed from the microcredential in Beginning French.

Both FREN 1010 and FREN 1020 are regularly offered on the St. Louis and the Madrid campuses. Thus, a SLU-St. Louis student may complete the Microcredential in Beginning French in Madrid (partially or entirely), and a SLU-Madrid student may complete it at the St. Louis campus (partially or entirely).

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