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Courses in French
Course #1: Français I
Course #2: Français II
Course #3: Français III
Course #4: Français IV
Course #5: La Littérature du 18e siècle

Bienvenue au Département de français de la Wikiversité !
French Division

Welcome to the French Department at Wikiversity, part of the Center for Foreign Language Learning and the School of Language and Literature.

Introduction to French

French is spoken all around the world.

French (français, fʁɑ̃sɛ) is today spoken around the world by 72 to 130 million people as a native language, and by about 190 to 600 million people as a second or third language, with significant speakers in 54 countries. Most native speakers of the language live in France, where the language originated. The rest live in Canada, Belgium, Switzerland and Lebanon.

French is a descendant of the Latin language of the Roman Empire, as are languages such as Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Catalan and Romanian. Its development was also influenced by the native Celtic languages of Roman Gaul and by the Germanic language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders.

It is an official language in 31 countries, most of which form what is called in French "La Francophonie": the community of French-speaking nations. It is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations.



Courses, Lessons and Resources

Courses currently being offered by the French Department:

Other Resources:

Other projects:



  1. Use existing Wikibooks materials in the French Department (e.g. why not create a quiz ?)
  2. Merge current pages with Wikibooks.

Language References


Verb conjugation

Typing Accents

Department news

  • November 4th, 2008 The French Mentoring project has been launched!
  • June 11th 2008 French Literature has been created and new interest in French Department has been received.
  • December 25th 2006 The French Department's first course, Français I is in development!
  • September 27th, 2006 - Department founded!