SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 5:14:10 PMFREN 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 2Title:  ELEMENTARY FRENCH-2  
Full Title:  Elementary French-Part 2
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French. Exploration of France and French-speaking cultures worldwide.  Continuation and expansion of French 1.

FREN 1 or two years of high school French.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation and expansion of French 1.  Listening, speaking French at an increasingly natural pace, reading, and writing in French on a wide range of everyday topics.  Exploration of France and French-speaking cultures worldwide.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:FREN 1 or two years of high school French.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Use and demonstrate comprehension of others' use of French vocabulary related to nearly all of the most common personal and commercial topics.
2.  Formulate questions and declarative sentences and improvise brief paragraph length statements on the most common topics, all in French.
3.  Read and react in French to simplified passages on a range of cultural topics.
4.  Write what he/she is able to say in French.
5.  Correctly pronounce all French words that follow the regular phonological patterns and most that do not.
6.  Control with relative ease the following:  subject, object and disjunctive pronouns, present, past, imperfect and future tenses of all regular and most common irregular verbs.
7.  Identify the conditional and subjunctive or irregular and most irregular verbs.
8.  Produce compound and complex sentences involving the most common conjunctions.
9.  Demonstrate comprehension of the main idea when listening to French spoken carefully.  
10.  Discuss aspects of French-speaking cultures.

Topics and Scope
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1.  French vocabulary related to common personal and societal topics.
2.  French conversational formulas and the most common idioms.
3.  Improvising paragraph-length personal statements.
4.  Reading and analyzing readings in French.
5.  Grammatical terminology.
6.  Complexities of French sentence construction and its difference from English syntax.
7.  Creating sentences containing more than one verb tense.
8.  Listening to French spoken at a natural speed.
9.  French cultural aspects contrasted to American culture.
10.  History and culture of French-speaking countries around the world.

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Assignments may include:
1.  Read and study lesson(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week).
2.  Memorize vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week).
3.  Exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 10 exercises per week).
4.  Weekly quizzes and tests.
5.  Written compositions.
6.  Oral participation, group activities and projects.
7. Final exam.
Online Assignments:
1. Complete online exercises (2 hours per week)
2. View and interpret text-integrated video programs in French (1 hour per week)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Exercise workbook, Compositions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Group activities, projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
in-class oral participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Dictation, translation, essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Completion of online assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Promenade. Mitschke, Cherie and Tano, Cheryl.  Vista Higher Learning: 2010
Instructor prepared materials

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