FREN111 Elementary French II
Department of Language & Literature: French
Course Number and TitleFREN111 Elementary French II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesFREN110 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionIn this interactive course, which continues the work of FREN110, students acquire a working knowledge of French necessary to accomplish basic tasks. This course emphasizes comprehension and practice in pronunciation and conversation, as well as listening, speaking, reading and writing skill in an authentic French cultural context.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- acquire and demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately to most common spoken situations;
- analyze some basic French texts;
- demonstrate basic mastery of written French; and
- explain some common aspects of life in French-speaking countries.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics:
The present tense of modal verbs
Basic prepositions and prepositions of place
Irregular verbs such as aller and avoir
The comparative and the superlative
Ir and re verbs
Expressing personal relationships and ownership
Asking for specifics
Expressing the date and the year
Pointing out people or things
Vocabulary and social contexts:
Navigating cities and identifying buildings
Hobbies and sports
Weather and seasons
Shopping, personal finances
Paris and its historical and cultural importance
Music in France
The family in France
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete written assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises;
- participate in speaking tasks, which may include oral interviews, conversations and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
- Core (if applicable)
- Cultural Perspectives: Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing worldviews and practices of some French-speaking people.
- International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use the textbook, workbook, and multimedia resources of first-year proficiency-based French program. See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011