MOOC in French from the University of Geneva (for intermediate/advanced French students)

These days I'm interested in the history of the Reformation and... I'm learning French in Duolingo. Well... what better way to combine my efforts than enrolling in a new course from the University of Geneva on Jean Calvin?

You can find the course here: Calvin - Histoire et réception d'une Réforme

I'm such a nerd. I find it so cool to be able to follow the lessons. If I need help I can turn on the subtitles in French (!!).

October 12, 2016


Also, you can find some free courses on For example 'Explorer l’espace des humains: une introduction à la géographicité'

October 15, 2016

Excellent. Thanks for the link. Do we live in wonderful times or what? Free education for anybody who wants it.

October 15, 2016

'Free education for anybody who wants it.' Who wants and has the internet)) But it's really awesome!

October 17, 2016

Brilliant! I had seen courses available in languages other than English before (Chinese and Portuguese, I think), so I should've thought of this too! Haha if I hadn't already enrolled in three courses that start this month, I'd jump in as well! Coursera es el mejor sitio del mundo, es increíble todo el conocimiento que aportan. Es tan difícil resistirse a sus cursos, juro que quiero clickear enroll en todos. En fin, mil gracias por compartir esta iniciativa y te deseo mucha suerte en tus estudios.

October 12, 2016

Thanks a lot Jean-Rousseau. The course starts next Monday but you can already access the videos. These people speak soooooo clearly. They represent a nice break from our friendly robots at Duolingo :-)

Plenamente de acuerdo sobre tu opinion de Coursera. Ahora enfrentamos una suerte de Embarrasement of Riches. Al principio podias verlos todos. Ahora hay tantos pero tantos. Saludos y suerte tambien con los tuyos.

October 12, 2016

Merci beaucoup!

October 13, 2016

How expensive is the course?

October 14, 2016

It's free. If you want a certificate then you have to pay a modest fee. Here's a few others:

Courses Available in French

October 15, 2016

I hope you enjoy the Diet of Worms.

October 15, 2016

You are thinking of Martin Luther. This one is about John Calvin. Calvin was 12 in 1521. But you are right, that was a fascinating event: a man defying an emperor (and what an emperor).

October 15, 2016

Thank you for sharing this! :) I just began the course today and was excited to find that I could actually (mostly) follow along with no subtitles. I was also excited to see that there are a number of other courses taught in French, hopefully they will still be available when this one is over.

October 24, 2016

I'm glad you liked it. I'm doing both: the one on Calvin and the one on Moral Philosophy. I feel like I'm college again ( I haven't been for a while)

October 24, 2016

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    Wow, your French must be coming along. Awesome topic, good luck with your courses.

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