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France: Courses Offered
Beginning Level (Level A1 of CEFR)

FREN 101: Beginning French (4 qh)
Discovery of varied social and cultural environments through the study of the daily lives of divers characters in an iconographic document in comic strip form. This permits the acquisition and assimilation of a vocabulary of spoken language through a variety of rich, complementary subjects. The student will understand and acquire suitable language to express feelings, attitudes and behavior in a wide range of situations.

FREN 111: Phonetics (1 qh)
This compulsory course helps the student to learn and use the International Phonetic Alphabet and to correct their pronunciation through intensive exercises, with the help of a specialist teacher.

FREN 121: Comprehension and Written Expression (3 qh)
Based on passages about daily life taken from the textbook, the course develops the understanding of the implicit and explicit content and the broadening of vocabulary and grammatical abilities. Secondly, it gives the fundamentals of written communication through written work in which knowledge and style are put into practice.

FREN 131: Spelling and Grammar (4 qh)
This course lays stress on the acquisition of the rudimentary elements of grammar, spelling, conjugation and French syntax. It offers the possibility to understand the mechanisms and functioning of the language in its written comprehension and expression in the context of daily life. Learning is through alternating discovery, analysis, conceptualization and real life situations.

FREN 151: Beginning Listening, Comprehension and Speaking (4 qh)
This course permits the development of comprehension and oral expression with the aid of exercises such as reading, role play, presentations, listening activities with audio and video cassettes, study of a song, study of a picture, simple discussion on questions about daily life. The students are encouraged to continue their study alone by using the audio-visual facilities freely available in the multimedia center.

FREN 191: Intensive Beginning French (11 qh)
Alternative course, offered during the school year, in the place of FREN 101 121, 131.


 

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