FRE 111 - French I (Novice Level) Introduction to Francophone Studies
This course will help students discover how to successfully acquire a new language and to understand the relationship that exists between one's mother tongue and French. Students explore language learning through cultural frameworks and from an international perspective on the world. They gain an appreciation for their role in the francosphere and the world beyond.
The focus is on conversational French, basic grammatical concepts and major themes of first year language and vocabulary development. Students demonstrate proficiency in oral, written, aural, cultural and linguistic competencies through a rigorous curriculum looking at France and the French speaking world. As each quarter progresses we will increase French and decrease the use of English.
Students will negotiate for meaning and learn to communicate in the present, past and immediate future tenses. Technology is integrated into all French classes using a SmartBoard, laptops and tablets allowing us to travel the world from the comfort and safety of our beautiful campus. Students create presentations, visuals, videos, audio recordings, podcasts and more. Because we are located in a French speaking area on the international border, French language learning is exciting and holds many opportunities for real world application. Students strive to become French speakers and understand the value bilingualism holds for them.