Course Overview

Focusing on a language’s Top 10 most-used verbs can take you a long way. During this very useful and convivial class, you’ll study one French essential verb each week, like “avoir” (to have), “faire” (to do or to make), “aller” (to go), etc. You’ll be able to conjugate it, use it in daily situations, understand how it interacts with other words in grammatical structures, and you’ll have fun using it in idioms. In a short time, you’ll be able to say quite a lot!

What You'll Learn

  • Provide overview of 14 French verb tenses and related verb forms/expressions and prioritize which ones are most important in everyday life.
  • Practice high-frequency verbs via drills, in meaningful true-life contexts and through structured conversations.
  • Successfully navigate conversational scenarios and current literature in which multiple verb tenses are used.

Who Should Attend

This class is perfect for French I students who want to keep enjoying French, but it can also be a great review opportunity for more advanced students.

Additional Information

Teaching materials will be provided in class. No need to buy any book.

For Live Online sections of this class, your participation with camera and audio are required.


A minimum of one semester of French I at UNM Continuing Education (or equivalent) is required.
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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.

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