The Department of French and Italian

French Tutorial Center

Tutorial assistance with French assignments and conversational practice is available on a walk-in basis for current students. The French Tutorial Center is a free service for UT students, especially those enrolled in Lower Division French courses. The Tutorial Center is located in HRH 4.118.

We have four French Teaching Assistants working in the Tutorial Center for Spring 2017:

  • Adam Aziz: Wednesdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Fridays 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Brendon Kaufman: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • James Law: Fridays 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Sarah Le Pichon: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Strategies:
There are many ways to benefit from the Tutorial Center; here are a few suggestions:

  • Have a purpose in mind for each visit.
  • To practice pronunciation, read out loud and have the tutor correct your pronunciation;
  • To practice listening comprehension, listen to the tutor with your book closed and repeat what the tutor says.
  • To practice conversation, have an idea of something you'd like to talk about, and have a couple of sentences or questions prepared to start with.
  • To practice grammar and vocabulary, use activities from the text (review or current material). Have the tutor ask you questions aloud, without your seeing them.
  • The center is staffed by TAs working in many different courses, so bring your books and course packet with you so the tutor can use your vocabulary and grammar.
    NOTE: Tutors may answer specific questions and explain usage, but no advanced editing on compositions and homework.

Additionally, Le Cercle Français will be held every Friday from 3-4 in the Department Lounge, HRH 2.118. It is informal French conversation practice open to students of all majors.

For more information on the French Tutorial Center and Le Cercle Français, contact Nancy Guilloteau.


  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531