Tutoring, Conversation & Other Resources


Free tutoring and extra conversation practice is available to students currently enrolled in our French and Italian courses. Instructions and schedules are available below.

These service are available beginning with the second week of the semester and until the last day of regularly scheduled classes.

If you are interested in a private tutor, please email your contact information with a brief description of the request to FRIT.


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French Graduate Teaching Associates and our Rennes Lecturer will be available during the week for tutoring or conversation practice. For Spring Semester 2023, we are offering mostly in-person but also some online options for both types of support. Sessions are divided into 15-minute slots. You may sign up beforehand for both; you can also stop in at Crane Café for in-person sessions. Priority will be given to those who have signed up ahead of time if space becomes limited. 


1. Go to the Individualized Instruction Learning Center

2. Select "French Café+/Tutoring".

3. Choose Café+ or Tutoring.

4. Sign up for a time slot.

Tutoring Schedule Spring 2023

In person at cRane café in hagerty hall unless otherwise noted

Café Plus Schedule Spring 2023


What is Café Plus?

FREE conversation table IN FRENCH for OSU students and interested public. Café + is an inter-level French conversation table sponsored and led by FIGSA (French and Italian Graduate Student Association).

Café+ Guidelines

Café + is designed especially for students taking 1000- to 3000-level courses in French, but other students are always welcome. Students in French 1101.01, 1102.01, 1103.01, and 1155.01 (but not those enrolled in .51 or .61 sections) may earn extra credit by attending.

What is required for participation?

Readiness to engage in conversations IN FRENCH. No necessary minimum level of ability; only an expectation of good-faith participatory efforts.

What is expected of participants?

Ask questions, bring up topics that interest you, let the facilitator know if you need help. We also expect that you will make mistakes when you speak; that’s totally fine! Also, of course, please always treat the facilitator and anyone else present with consideration and RESPECT.

What can participants expect at Café Plus?

Games, jokes, conversation, maybe even making friends – and all IN FRENCH! This is a safe space for you to practice and improve your French. You will not receive a grade or be evaluated; all you have to do is make an honest effort to participate at your level.


Make a 15-minute appointment on the Acuity scheduling system by copying and pasting the following link to your browser: https://iilc.as.me/ and choosing Italian. Tell the instructor whether you need tutoring or an extra credit conversation. Keep track of your extra credit sessions and send a list to your own instructor at the end of the semester. There is no extra credit for tutoring. Only one extra credit session per day is allowed.

  1. Online sessions will take place on Zoom, you need a video-camera and a microphone. On the day and time of your scheduled appointment join the online meeting using the CORRESPONDING ZOOM link (below) to a computer or smartphone.
  2. In-person sessions will take place at the location indicated next to each session. Drop-ins are welcome. 

Spring 2023 Schedule

IN-PERSON Sessions in Hagerty Hall