Feb 06, 2023
FRCH& 121 - French I Credits: 5
Begins the systematic study of French with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation practice. Students acquire basic knowledge of the diversity of the French speaking world, its history, and cultures.
Prerequisite: No previous background in French, or no more than one year of high school French, or no more than two years of high school French with a “C” average or less; and eligible for ENGL 099 .
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Distinguish between formal (F) and informal (I) greetings and introductions.
- Practice using questions (F and I) to inquire personal information.
- Use major verbs to communicate preference, origin, nationality, adjective description.
- Distinguish present tense regular -ER and irregular verbs in writing and oral.
- Practice vocabulary to speak about personal belongings, family, work, climate and vacation in written and oral.
- Differentiate between present and immediate future tenses in written and oral.
- Discuss their daily routine using prepositions with geographical nouns, pronominal constructions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of various francophone voices and locations.
- Use French in the classroom with peers.
- Practice speaking French in real-life situations.
- Practice interactions in a professional context.
Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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