Speak French! New Conversation Class at SMU in Dallas

French conversation class at SMU Cynthia Wildridge
Southern Methodist University CAPE

Speak French in Dallas!

Have you always wanted to speak French?  Or have your skills gotten rusty from lack of practice?

Our new class offered through Southern Methodist University CAPE may be just what you’re looking for!

We meet bi-weekly on the SMU main campus from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Hyer Hall, Southern Methodist University


Culture et conversation:  New session begins April 4, 2017

Our next session of Culture et conversation:  Beginning French, Level II begins on April 4th .

Section A will begin on April 4th and run through April 20th (six sessions):

April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20

Section B will begin on April 25th and run through May 11th (six session):

April 25, 27; May 2, 4, 9, 11

All classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the SMU main campus in Dallas, TX.  There is plenty of free on-campus parking available just steps away from our classroom.

Sections are independent of each other.  Register for either one, or both!

Small class size

The small class size provides opportunities for individual attention and participation with plenty of time for exchange.  Maximum enrollment is 16 students; average size for the previous session was 6 students.

Interesting topics

Guided discussions on French language and culture focus on a different topic each week.  Prior sessions have explored the Languedoc-Roussillon and Berry regions of France, the Valentine connection, linguistic peculiarities, and gastronomic specialties.

Canelé de Bordeaux from Village Baking Company on University Boulevard, Dallas, TX
Canelé de Bordeaux: dark & crusty exterior
Canelé de Bordeaux: moist & creamy interior


Upcoming topics include Aliénor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and Queen of England; Hénri II of France and Hénri II of England; Aquitaine, Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, and much more!  In addition to pre-planned topics, individual requests for focus are always welcome.

Aliénor d’Aquitaine et sa fille Isabelle from a fresco at la Chapelle de Sainte Radegonde in Chinon, France.


Early registration and SMU Discount

Early registration is now open.  SMU alumni, faculty and staff are eligible for an additional 20% discount.

Speak French: Culture et conversation at SMU in Dallas, TX


Course description and prerequisites

Veuillez-vous joindre à nous ? Please do!  Enroll now!


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