Back to De Anza College Home Chantal Thao
De Anza College | Faculty Directory


Bonjour, I am a member of the Foreign Languages Faculty at De Anza College. If you want to know more about me, see my Bio page. In Summer 2014, I will be teaching FR1, starting June 30 and ending August 7. Class will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Room L61 from 7:30 AM to 9:45 AM. Also, I will be teaching FR3 starting on June 30 and ending on August 7. Class will meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in Room L32 from 10 AM to 12:15 PM. (*This class requires that you have completed FR1 and FR2. If you didn't complete these classes at De Anza, see the steps to obtain a prerequisite clearance below). The book that we will be using for these classes is "Vis-a-Vis" Fifth Edition by Amon, Muyskens, Omaggio and Hadley and you will need to get the blue Workbook as well, in order to do your homework. Try to have your books with you on the first day of class if possible.. Those books are available at De Anza Book Store, to buy or to rent and also on line at for example. Syllabus, exams reviews, quizzes, extra practices will be sent to you via email, so please, when registering, provide Admissions with a correct, working email address since no copied material, beside chapters exams and final will be provided.


Summer 2014 Office Hour: To be announced.

Some websites that are helpful for pronunciation, grammar and culture

De Anza College Web site:

Contact info:

If you have questions about the above courses you can email me at: PREREQUISITE: *If you need a prerequisite for FR2 or FR3, here are the steps that you need to follow: Students wishing to enroll in a World Language at Level 2 or higher, but who have not completed the prerequisite course(s) at De Anza, must go through the prerequisite clearance process in order to have the block on their registration lifted.

Here is a link to general info on De Anza's web site about World Languages Prerequisite Clearance:

And here is a direct link to the World Languages Equivalency Evaluation form that you need to submit:

In addition to the Equivalency Evaluation Form, students must show documentation of having completed the prerequisite. High school or college transcripts will be sufficient documentation. A photocopy or pdf is fine. If you do not have documentation, please refer to the World Languages Equivalency Evaluation form, above.

Please submit the World Languages Equivalency Evaluation Form, as well as any supporting documentation, directly to me via email. If necessary, we can meet in person at De Anza.

If it is determined that you have met the prerequisite, I will ask the Assessment Office to clear you to register for French 2, or 3 and they will contact you by email when the clearance has been entered.

Thanks for your interest in our French program. Feel free to contact me and if you have other questions email Mrs Karst at:

 Updated Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:34:05 PM by Chantal Thao -
Login | Logout