I. Catalog Course Description
Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to French culture.
II: Course Objectives
FREN 111 is the first of a four-course sequence designed to meet the foreign language requirement for those transferring to a college with such a requirement. This course helps students acquire beginning communication skills within a culturally significant context. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Write basic French in the present indicative tense incorporating vocabulary and other grammatical points learned over the semester.
- Communicate orally using basic French to ask and answer questions on a variety of everyday topics, describe people and places and narrate recurring (present) events.
- Be able to understand some French spoken slower than normal pace and develop skills and coping strategies for filling in the gaps.
- Gain cultural knowledge and awareness about the areas of the world in which French is spoken.
III: Course Linkage
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
- Will succeed at transfer institutions.