RCLANG 190 - Intensive French I
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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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 100, 101, 102, or 103.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


This intensive French course covers in one term what a standard first-year college course covers in two. Its goal is to help students gain a solid understanding of fundamental grammatical structures and syntax; a limited but functional vocabulary; familiarity with French sound and intonation patterns; and an introduction to French culture. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to comprehend simple, non-edited texts and oral passages of medium length; sustain a basic conversation with a native or near-native speaker; and write effectively on general topics. 

Course Requirements:

Attendance is mandatory in both lecture and discussion. Students are also required to participate in co-curricular activities at least three times a week (French Tables: every day, except Wednesday, 12:00 – 12:50; French Coffee Hour: Thursday, 3:00 – 3:50). To receive full credit for the course, students must pass the final exam, which tests reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Intended Audience:

RCLang 190 is open to all UM students, but priority is given to RC students. Students with little to no background in French may take this class in Winter only.

Class Format:

The course meets two hours a day, four days a week. 

The lecture focuses on grammar. Students are expected to come to class having studied in the textbook the grammatical concepts covered that day. Class time is devoted to clarification, review, and drilling of these concepts. In discussion, students meet in small groups to apply what they learn in lecture. In-class activities, including—but certainly not limited to—vocabulary and homework quizzes, help develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.



RCLANG 190 - Intensive French I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
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.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
MTuThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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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