Welcome to French 200: First-Year University French I, a three-credit university-level course. The aim of this course is to help you improve your French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. French 200 contains a variety of material and numerous exercises to assist you in enhancing these skills. Because learning a language requires a great deal of practice, it is recommended that you spend several hours per week (at least ten) working through the material. Spending some time each day studying French is a more effective way to learn than trying to memorize a large amount of grammar and vocabulary during the course of a single study session.