Undergraduate Course Descriptions

01:420:121 - French Fundamentals

  • Credits: 4

French 121 is for students with some previous study of French who are not yet prepared for Intermediate French. This course will help students review the essential structures through a comprehensive approach which balances the development of the following five skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural competence.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) comprehend spoken French with sufficient ability to grasp the main idea and some supporting details in short conversations that relate to daily life and represent authentic situations.  2) speak French well enough to describe, narrate in the present ,past and  future tenses, to express personal meaning about a variety of simple topics, to ask and answer questions, and to deal with most common  everyday situations in French. This course will provide with sufficient language practice to enable students to become novice high/intermediate low level speakers of French (as defined by the ACTFL Guidelines) 3) read and understand the main idea and some details of highly contextualized reading material from diverse French-speaking countries. 4) write coherent sentences and short paragraphs on familiar topics that relate to personal interests and activities using new vocabulary, structures and communications strategies. 

Grade distribution

1st Hour Exam = 15%; Final Exam = 20%; Quizzes= 20%; Compositions = 15%; Homework assignments = 15%; Attendance and Participation = 15%.

 

 

 

Course material

Atelier, 1st Edition 2019 + Mindtap, Kim Jansma | Margaret Ann Kassen, Cengage Mindtap instant access 9781305276543 

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