About FREN 002 A

Further development 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. Cannot be taken for credit after FREN 051. Prerequisite: FREN 001 or equivalent.


Prereq: FREN 001 or equivalent; Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

FREN 002 is the second course in a two-semester sequence of beginning French. It is designed for students who have successfully completed FREN 001 at the University of Vermont, as well as students with previous experience in French who have scored the requisite number of points in the UVM placement test. The course emphasizes all four 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 are taught in French.

Section Expectation

II. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of FREN 002, the student: -will be able to engage in simple conversation on familiar topics necessary for survival in the target language culture. -will be able to give personal information, state a simple opinion, talk about a limited number of activities, preferences, and immediate needs. -will be able to understand predictable messages found in public spaces. -will be able to express past actions and future events. -will be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences. -will be able to write simply about common, discrete elements of daily life in a personal -manner. -will be able to recognize key words and cognates while engaging in the reading of non-complex texts (literary or other) in the target language, and derive relevant information from them. -will have broadened his or her general cultural knowledge of the French-speaking communities and countries of the world today.


1. Partial exams (30%) The 2 scheduled partial exams in this class will be given in this class There will be no make-up exams in this class without an official excuse. Official excuses may consist of: a. religious holidays (during the first 2 weeks of classes, you should submit a letter to your instructor with the dates and reasons for your absences); b. UVM-sponsored events (during the first 2 weeks of classes, you should submit a letter to your instructor, on UVM letterhead and signed by your supervisor or coach, with the dates and reasons for your absences); c. Dean’s excuse (contact your Dean’s Office if you have a serious reason to miss classes or tests and they will email your instructor). 2. Final Exam (20%) The final exam for this class is comprehensive and is scheduled for: Section A: TBA Section B: TBA 3. Class participation, absences, and late arrivals a. Participation (15%) In the FREN 002 classroom, active and constructive class participation is a requirement. Speaking a foreign language with proficiency is an acquired skill that entails consistent practice and self-discipline. In this class, active participation includes volunteering answers, answering questions accurately, staying on task in pair and group work, and respecting the classroom environment rules. b. Absences More than four (4) unexcused absences (i.e., absences for which you do not have an official excuse) will lower your final grade. Unexcused absences may include light illness, faulty alarm clocks, and delayed flights... c. Late arrivals Three (3) late arrivals equal one absence in this course. 4. Homework (10%) You must respect your instructor’s homework guidelines. Please use high-quality dictionaries, avoid automatic translators, and carefully review your work. Late homework will not be accepted. 5. Quizzes (10%) 6. Oral exam (10%) Oral exams are designed to evaluate speaking and listening skills. Students will work with partners and record a conversation on a specific topic at the Language Resource Center using the Dill program. Please look on blackboard for lab assignments. 7. Labs (5%) Labs will be recorded and posted on Blackboard

Course Dates



Rowell N/A Hlth 115 (View Campus Map)


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Living/Learn A A162 (View Campus Map)


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