SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 11:57:01 PMFREN 1 Course Outline as of Summer 2022

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 DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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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Beginning elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. Introduction to France and French-speaking cultures worldwide.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent 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: Major Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:08Course Created/Approved: 8/1/1981
Version Created:1/24/2022Course Last Modified:6/2/2024
Submitter:Jessica PardoeCourse Last Full Review:11/25/2019
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:11/25/2019
Version Status Date:2/7/2022Semester Last Taught:Spring 2024
Version Term Effective:Summer 2022Term Inactive:


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Speak and comprehend simple spoken questions and answers in French.
2.  Make simple statements about the current state of their lives in French.
3.  Read and follow directions and instructions spoken and written in French.
4.  Communicate simple impressions about the difference between American and French cultures.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Use common French vocabulary related to the most common everyday topics.
2. Present and develop ability to ask and to answer simple questions on everyday topics.
3. Read for general meaning simplified passages on a range of cultural topics and select specific
    information from authentic French texts.
4. Write with minimal errors of spelling what they are able to say in French.
5. Correctly pronounce French words that follow the regular phonological patterns and many
    common words that do not.
6. Understand and use 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; word forms; regular adjectives; and adverbs of frequency.

Topics and Scope
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I. French Everyday Vocabulary
     A. Greetings and salutations
    B. Dates and times
    C. Counting
    D. Place descriptions
    E. Everyday actions and leisure-time activities
    F. Family members
    G. Weather
    H. Meals and dining
II.    French Formulas in Ordinary Conversation
III.   Questions in French
IV.   Reading and Interpreting Common Publications Written in French
V.    Spelling and the Sound Word Correspondence in French
IV.   Grammatical Terminology and Parts of Speech
VII. The Basics of French Sentence Construction
VIII. French Verb Conjugation
IX.  Common French Cultural Practices and Beliefs
X.   France and Other French-Speaking Countries Around the World

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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. Writing compositions
6. Group activities (such as paired drills, structured conversation), and projects
7. Class participation
8. Final exam
Online Assignments:
1. Complete online exercises (approximately 2 hours per week)
2. View and interpret text-integrated video programs in French (approximately 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
20 - 30%
Written homework, Exercises in textbook and 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
30 - 40%
Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Online assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Promenades. 3rd ed. Mitschke, Cherie and Tano, Cheryl.  Vista Higher Learning. 2018
Instructor prepared materials


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:NPNo Prerequisite
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:NNo Prerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 99Credit by Exam
 Area department:WLANGWorld Languages
 Division:71Language Arts & Academic Foundations
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Major Applicable Course
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
 Audit allowed:YAuditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:YCredit by examination allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:1101Modern and Classical Languages
Disciplines:Foreign Languages
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:YEither online or hybrid, as determined by instructor
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
Partially Online
Online with flexible in-person activities
 Credit for Prior Learning:NAgency Exam
NIndustry Credentials
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:1102.00French
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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