Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Head Start Program

Ballantine Hall

Our Head Start program gets you ready for your introductory language class. It's free and there are no grades. This early opportunity will make you more comfortable on your first day of class!

What is the Head Start Program?

  • Get a head start in the elementary French or Italian course.
  • Become familiar with the textbook and teaching methods of elementary French or Italian while learning some of the basics from the first lessons.
  • Become acquainted with some of the new Associate Instructors and help them get a "head start" on teaching at IU.

Why should I sign up for Head Start?

  • Fun and stress-free introduction to French or Italian language and culture.
  • Short sessions leave you plenty of time for other activities.
  • No grades! Relax and enjoy the "head start" you are getting on your first lesson.
  • It's free! Always a good reason to sign up.

Where and when does Head Start take place?

Both the French and Italian Head Start will be on Thursday, August 21.

French - F100

Two different sessions are offered, both in Ballantine Hall 105:

  • 1:30 - 2:20
  • 2:40 - 3:30

French - F150

One session is offered, and is also in Ballantine Hall 105:

  • 3:40 - 4:30

Italian - M100

Two different sessions are offered, both in Ballantine Hall 215:

  • 1:30 - 2:20
  • 2:40 - 3:30

How do I sign up?

Choose only one session, and contact our Graduate Secretary to register now.

You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via e-mail.

Questions? Call (812) 855-1088 or e-mail