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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
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FR 111 - French One

Credits: 4
Instructional Contact Hours: 4

Introduces basic grammatical structures and vocabulary of modern spoken and written French and to correct pronunciation patterns by means of oral-aural practice, small group interaction, reading of simple texts, and written exercises. Introduces certain aspects of francophone culture and to the differences between the French and the English languages. Requires supplemental (outside of class) listening, reading, speaking, and writing using ancillary materials and the textbook's Internet site.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to 1st semester Elementary French.
    1. Use the present tense of regular and some irregular verbs in formulaic conversations about familiar topics covered in the text.
    2. Describe persons and objects, including possessions, demonstrating knowledge of gender and number rules.
    3. Express likes, dislikes, wants, and needs.
    4. Develop strategies for expressing the future tense: use of the present tense and adverbs of time / use the aller + infinitive construction.
    5. Narrate in the past using the idiomatic expressions venir de + infinitive.
    6. Develop the ability to avoid repetition by using pronouns.
    7. Ask and answer simple questions about one self and others.
    8. Read a passage of text in French to gather information and demonstrate understanding of the passage.
    9. Develop listening skills through aural input, including but not limited to classroom interactions and video.
    10. Demonstrate the ability to write a brief paragraph in French, using grammatical concepts, correct syntax, and vocabulary from the text.
    11. Acquire vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions that will permit the receptive and expressive skills mentioned above.
  2. Appreciate the richness and diversity of francophone culture.
    1. Differentiate between formal and informal speech.
    2. Use formal and informal speech appropriately for the elementary / novice level.
    3. Identify several French speaking countries and regions.
    4. Begin to make connections between French language and culture in the classroom and the global community.
    5. Begin to develop the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons.
    6. Compare some of the differences between the French and English languages, including but not limited to, syntax and grammatical gender differences.

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