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FREN 101 - Intermediate French I

This course includes grammar, composition, reading and oral practice, aiming to bring students to a level of French language proficiency that will enable them to enroll in FREN 102. The course will teach the use of the future, conditional, pluperfect and perfect tenses. There will audio presentations, new vocabulary presentations, video-viewing activities, as well as information about culture in the French-speaking world.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks:  15


French 11
OR permission of Instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Verb exercises
- Reading exercises
- Translation work
- Audio comprehension
- Alphabet
- Nationalities
- Pronouns
- Numbers
- Time
- Possessive adjectives
- Present tense (3 groups of verbs)
- Interrogative and negative sentences
- Plurals
- Pronouns following a preposition
- Semi-auxiliaries
- Colours
- Adjectives
- Time and dates
- Complement pronouns (direct)
- Reflexive verbs
- Futur proche
- Conditional mode
- Passé composé
- Prepositions
- Contraction of articles
- ne…plus
- ne…jamais
- Idiomatic sentences
- Complement pronouns (indirect)
- Prepositions for countries
- Demonstrative adjectives
- Passé composé with être
- How to express an obligations
- How to ask for directions
- Explain an itinerary
- Expressing quantities
- Gerundive
- Descriptions
- Time indicators
- Futur simple
- Subjunctive mode
- Imparfait
- Imparfait ou passee composé


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in French grammar, including use of the future, conditional, perfect, and pluperfect tenses
- Read and understand French language documents of an appropriate complexity, including short stories
- Communicate verbally in French, using basic sentences
- Compose short written documents in French


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade: D (50 %)


Portion of Individual Work:  100 %


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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