FREN 101 Elementary French 1

This course is an introduction to French, emphasizing oral communication, listening, and writing skills. Students learn basic structures in a structured environment; they practice idioms and situational vocabulary used in conversations. The course is also an introduction to French culture.

Credits

4 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

FREN 101Elementary French 1

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

4 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

64

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is an introduction to French, emphasizing oral communication, listening, and writing skills. Students learn basic structures in a structured environment; they practice idioms and situational vocabulary used in conversations. The course is also an introduction to French culture.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Initiate and sustain conversations in which they ask and answer questions, give and receive directions, introduce themselves, and report observations and information at a level appropriate to their language exposure and experience. Demonstrate creativity in choosing alternative methods (i.e., vocabulary, pantomime, or drawing) in social and/or professional situations where their communication skills have not been effective. Integrate various culturally appropriate behaviors into their conversations. Attain a conversational level of Mid-Novice (based on ACTFL standards). Assignments vary and reflect instructional methods designed to assist students to reach the course objectives.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

In French 101 students will: Initiate and sustain conversations in which they ask and answer questions, give and receive directions, introduce themselves, and report observations and information at a level appropriate to their language exposure and experience. Demonstrate creativity in choosing alternative methods (i.e., vocabulary, pantomime, or drawing) in social and/or professional situations where their communication skills have not been effective. Integrate various culturally appropriate behaviors into their conversations. Attain a conversational level of Mid-Novice (based on ACTFL standards). Assignments vary and reflect instructional methods designed to assist students to reach the course objectives. Specifically, students will Introduce themselves to another person, Ask and answer appropriate questions in both formal and informal settings Use social niceties and greetings for morning, afternoon and night. Ask and answer questions, including yes/no and interrogatives about the following: identifications and descriptions of the following: Your and other people’s personalities Classes and places at a college, houses, bedrooms, yards People, family members and relationships Health, emotional condition, and location Colors Items in a classroom Common places in a city where people go for entertainment or basic purchases Offices, services or classes in a college Hour, day, date, months, seasons and other time-related concepts Food Understand quantities using both numbers and words indicating "any," "some,"and "none" and "there is", "there are" using "il y a" Discuss weather using the irregular verb faire and other weather verbs Discuss how frequently people do activities Discuss equalities and inequalities, descriptive and qualitative Discuss basic activities people do using simple verb forms Understand and use the three basic regular verb forms Understand and use verbs with stem changes Use compound verb constructions to describe activities that people want, prefer, need or are able to do, will do, or are in the process of doing Understand the idea of possession with possessive adjectives and phrases Read, hear and understand sentences which express likes and dislikes Respond to a classroom command with the appropriate action Discuss your and others’ daily routine using reflexive and reciprocal actions Shop and describe clothing Avoid redundancy by using direct object pronouns Give and understand a formal command Use and understand interrogatives

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Text, Lessons 1 A through 5 B Workbook and lab manuals for each lesson Site work on vhlcentral.com site for each lesson

Required Exams

Lesson quizzes, mid-term and final Workbook, lab manual and site work, aka homework

Required Text

Text: Espaces, Edition 3, by Mitschke and Tano, Vista Higher Learning, 2015, and ancillary materials - Espaces Workbook/Video Manual and Lab Manual. Your Supersite access is located in your new text. If you acquired a used text you will need to purchase your code at vhldirect.com. You will redeem your code and enroll in my course on-line in order to appear on my roster.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Text, Lessons 1 A through 5 B Workbook and lab manuals for each lesson Site work on vhlcentral.com site for each lesson Lesson quizzes, mid-term and final Workbook, lab manual and site work, aka homework