This course represents a comprehensive introduction to the French language for the true beginner. Students will develop the ability to communicate in French in everyday practical situations while acquiring some of the necessary skills for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Cultural topics are integrated in each unit. Group 2 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Students will be required to read, write, listen, and speak in French. You will need a minimal ability using technology to take advantage of outside-of-class requirements.
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Create authentic language in the target language.
- Identify grammatical functions in the target language as they relate to English.
- Show linguistic growth in reading, writing, listening, and speaking as they explore new concepts.
- Explore the relationship between the target language and the culture in order to gain a deeper appreciate of the target culture(s).
- Create language for communication in "real life" situations.
- Communicate in the target language, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate comprehension in the target language, both auditorily and through reading authentic texts.
- Demonstrate new meaning with target language usage in performance-based activities.
- Integrate content from other subject areas with the target language.
- Cross-culturally compare and contrast languages and cultures using four modalities: reading, writing, listening, and speaking in order to gain a deeper understanding of their native language.
- Demonstrate evolving skills by participating in task-based performance activities and assessments.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Work independently, in pairs, and in groups to develop the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the target language.
- Recognize other people's points of view, ways of life, and contributions to the world by reflecting on different aspects of the target language culture.
- Discover patterns across languages and cultures.
- Make predictions across languages and cultures.
- Analyze similarities and differences across languages and cultures.
Learning How to Learn:
- Utilize target language in various settings and activities at home and abroad.
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity when interacting with various audiences.
- Utilize new language skills to grow independently.
- Articulate new utterances never spoken before.