Fundamentals of French composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in French and students engage in active use of the language. No prior knowledge expected.
Dates: May 20 - June 28, 2019
FRN 001 is the first course in a two-semester sequence of beginning French. It is designed for the student with little or no prior knowledge of the language. The course emphasizes all four major language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use their newly acquired skills in order to communicate in French in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. All classes will be conducted in French. The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour: for every hour spent in a classroom, a student is expected to complete approximately 2 hours of coursework outside of it. Thus, in FREN 001, a 4-credit course, a student should expect to work at least 8 hours a week outside of the classroom.
Course objectives: Upon completion of FREN 001, you will be able to: • describe yourself and others • initiate and maintain a basic conversation • compare and contrast people and ideas • speak and write about current activities • begin to speak and write about past activities • express likes and dislikes • fill out simple forms and documents, and provide basic biographical information • engage in the reading of short, simple texts • have a broader cultural knowledge of the Italian-speaking communities and countries of the world today
Exams (4) 40% Participation 30% Oral exams 20% Quizzes 10%
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