SRJC Course Outlines

6/4/2023 9:15:34 PMFREN 50B Course Outline as of Summer 2022

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 50BTitle:  BEG CONVERSATION-2  
Full Title:  Conversation for Beginners-Part 2
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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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A continuation of beginning Conversational French course designed to improve listening and speaking proficiencies including development of core grammatical structures and vocabulary required for communication.

Course Completion of FREN 50A or FREN 1 or equivalent

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A continuation of beginning Conversational French course designed to improve listening and speaking proficiencies including development of core grammatical structures and vocabulary required for communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FREN 50A or FREN 1 or equivalent
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:06Course Created/Approved: 8/1/1981
Version Created:2/2/2022Course Last Modified:2/14/2022
Submitter:Jessica PardoeCourse Last Full Review:11/25/2019
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:11/25/2019
Version Status Date:2/14/2022Semester Last Taught:
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.  Students will speak French using expanded vocabulary and grammatical structures on
     everyday topics using clear pronunciation.
2.  Students will ask and answer questions and hold conversations in French on common topics.

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Students will be able to:
1. Use a variety of common French verbs, adjectives, and nouns in basic conversation.
2. Use verbs in the present and past tenses.
3. Respond appropriately to instructions, requests and invitations when given in French.
4. Demonstrate control of accurate French phonetics and pronunciation.
5. Comprehend and utilize new vocabulary from context.
6. Comprehend specific information and main ideas in simple printed texts.
7. Identify main ideas and key words in increasingly complex spoken statements.
8. Discriminate between levels of formality and express culturally appropriate courtesy.
9. Formulate statements in the present and past tenses that describe preferences, future plans,
     family surroundings, personal history and recent activities.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Greetings and Expressions of Courtesy
II.    Phonetics
III.   Nouns and Adjectives
IV.   Irregular Verbs
V.    Common Adverbs
VI.   Past Tenses
VII.  Formulation of Informational Questions
VIII. Vocabulary (related to travel, shopping, restaurants, family, scheduling, and other
       everyday topics)
IX.  Oral Communication Strategies
X.   Further Introduction to French-Speaking Culture and Customs

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1. Weekly study in the textbook (5 to 10 pages)
2. Weekly written exercises from the textbook, vocabulary manual, and/or handouts (3-5 pages)
3. Weekly Web-based tasks seeking information, researching questions (60 minutes)
4. Individual, pair and small group work discussion, role-plays, conversations and drills that
     apply to real world situations
5. Frequent viewing of video(s)and listening to audios, and completion of accompanying
6. Weekly class performance, such as role-playing, and presentations on cultural topics in French
7. Weekly quizzes; 1-3 exam(s); final exam

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 - 40%
Written exercises, web-based reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, group and individual presentations, and video response exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Quizzes, exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance, participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The French Experience. 2nd ed. Bougard, Marie-Therese and Bourdais, Daniele and King, Anny. BBC Active. 2003 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:UUser Generated Text
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:YPrerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 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:NCredit by examination not 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:1101.00Foreign Languages, General
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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