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French 1101

Elementary French

M Joyce

Credit hours: 4
GEC categories: Skills
Prerequisites: None

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
Liaisons Wong, Weber-Feve, Ousselin, VanPatten Heinle/Cengage ISBN-13: 978-1-133-30317-6
text used for both 1101 & 1102

Example Syllabus:
Website: Texts can be purchased at CengageBrain.com as well as bookstore)

Course Objectives: Expected Learning Outcomes: In this course you will: 1. demonstrate basic communicative skills (e.g. speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing) in a language other than your native language. 2. learn about the cultural contexts and manifestations of the peoples who speak French. 3. recognize and understand differences and similarities between the cultures and communities of the French language and your own.

Course Content: Learn how to introduce yourself and others; discuss your classes, daily activities, and hobbies; describe your family and friends; learn how to talk about your living space, your city, and the surrounding green space; talk about food and nutrition. · Explore and compare the products, practices, and perspectives of people from different parts of the Francophone world using the Internet and other up-to-date, authentic sources. · Watch the French film, Liaisons. · Listen to/watch a variety of different authentic French language videos and songs for general comprehension. · Read a variety of authentic texts. · Write short paragraphs and description, and develop competence in pronunciation.

Method of Presentation: Formal Assessment of Learning Outcomes 1) Learning outcome number 1 is assessed through the following measures: a. Speaking: weekly participation grade. b. Listening: workbook assignments and exams. c. Reading: workbook assignments and exams. d. Writing: class presentations, homework assignments, and exams. 2) Learning outcome number 2 is assessed through the following measures: a. Quizzes, class presentations, and exams. 3) Learning outcome number 3 is assessed through the following measures: a. Class presentations, quizzes, and exams.

Method of Evaluation: Course Evaluation 15% Participation [Attendance/ participation] 10% Devoirs quotidiens [Daily Homework] 10% interrogations [in-class quizzes] 50% Contrôles [Chapter exams] 15% Examen final [Final Exam]


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