SRJC Course Outlines

12/1/2023 2:51:34 AMFREN 1 Course Outline as of Spring 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 1Title:  ELEMENTARY FRENCH-1  
Full Title:  Elementary French-Part 1
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 DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. Introduction to France and French-speaking cultures worldwide.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. Introduction to French and French-speaking cultures worldwide.
(Grade or P/NP)

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:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.  Use and demonstrate comprehension of others' use of common French
   vocabulary related to the most common everyday topics.
2.  Formulate in French simple questions and declarative sentences and
   reply directly to questions on everyday topics.
3.  Read for general meaning simplified passages on a range of cultural
   topics and pick out specific information from authentic French texts.
4.  Write with some errors of spelling what he/she is able to say in
5.  Pronounce with great accuracy all French words that follow the
   regular phonological patterns and many common ones that do not.
6.  Control with relative ease:  subject pronouns, present tense of
   -er verbs and the verbs etre, avoir, faire, aller, prendre, verbs like
   ouvrir, regular -ir and -re verbs, negation, articles, yes-no basic
  information questions, forms, regular adjectives, adverbs of frequency.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and Lab material:
1. French vocabulary of everyday topics.
2. French formulas of ordinary conversation.
3. Asking and answering questions in French.
4. Reading and interpreting common publications written in French.
5. Spelling and the sound word correspondence in French.
6. Grammatical terminology and identifying parts of speech.
7. The basics of French sentence construction.
8. French verb conjugation.

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Assignments for French 1 may include:
1.  studying lesson(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week).
2.  memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words
   per week).
3.  completing exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 10 exercises
   per week).
4.  working in the language laboratory and writing reports (averaging 75
   per week)
5.  completing exercises connected to the Web or a CD-Rom (averaging
   20 minutes per week).
6.  reviewing for quizzes and tests (one hour per week).
7.  quizzes and tests
8.  writing compositions

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
20 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, 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
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Dictation and translation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Completion of semester's language lab hours.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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VOILA, by Keilenman, Kaplan, Tournier (textbook, workbook/lab manual plus
  CD-ROM), 4th ed., Heinle & Heinle, 2001.

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