RCLANG 150 - Elementary French
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This non-intensive course is designed for students with limited to no background in French. It provides foundational instruction in language acquisition strategies, grammatical structures, and French syntax. Students apply these concepts to a range of in-class speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. They develop a functional vocabulary, familiarity with French sounds and intonation patterns, and a basic understanding of French and Francophone cultures. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to comprehend brief oral passages and level-appropriate texts in French; sustain a basic conversation with a native or near-native speaker; and write effectively in French on general topics, such as family, academic life, and personal interests. The language skills and the learning strategies that will students acquire will give them the confidence to pursue further study in French.

Course Requirements:

To receive full credit for the course, students must pass the final exam which tests reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. They must also demonstrate satisfactory mastery of course material throughout the term. Class attendance is mandatory. Students are also required to participate in co-curricular activities at least twice a week. (French Table is offered Mo, Tu, Th, F, 12:00-12:50; French Coffee Hour, Th, 3:00-3:50.)

Intended Audience:

Enrollment in RCLANG 150 is limited to RC students with little to no background in French who plan to take RCLANG 190 in Winter.

Class Format:

The course meets four times a week and is supplemented by individual tutorials. Class time is devoted to the introduction of grammatical concepts and language learning strategies with ample time reserved at each meeting for activities that develop students’ speaking, writing, reading, and listening comprehension skills.

Schedule

RCLANG 150 - Elementary French
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
16157
Open
6
 
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MTuThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Must keep 3 times/week open on M, T, Th, F 12-1pm and/or Th 3-4pm for mandatory co-curricular activities.

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