SRJC Course Outlines

8/7/2022 9:58:51 AMFREN 50A Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 50ATitle:  BEG CONVERSATION-I  
Full Title:  Conversation for Beginners-Part 1
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: 
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Catalog Description:
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A beginning conversational French course designed to develop those listening and speaking skills needed at school, on the job, and in the community. Students participate in a variety of pronunciation, listening and conversational activities. An introduction to the core grammatical structures and vocabulary required for communication.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A beginning conversational French course designed to develop those listening and speaking skills needed at school, on the job, and in the community. Students participate in a variety of pronunciation, listening and conversational activities. An introduction to the core grammatical structures and vocabulary required for communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Students will converse on everyday topics using clear pronunciation and appropriate
    intonation.
2.  Students will respond to oral statements and questions in French about everyday 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 tense.
3. Generate questions and phrases that are comprehensible to a native speaker of French.
4. Correctly respond to instructions when given in French.
5. Demonstrate emergence of accurate French phonetics and pronunciation.
6. Define new vocabulary using context clues.
7. Identify main ideas and key words in familiar spoken statements.
8  Appropriately discriminate between a formal and an informal context and express
    appropriate courtesy.
9. Formulate statements in the present tense that describe preferences, future plans,
    daily activities, family and surroundings.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Greetings and Expressions of Courtesy
II.   The Alphabet
III.   Numbers 0-100
IV.   Class Subjects and University-Related Vocabulary
V.    The Family
VI.   Food
VII.  Days of the Week
VIII. Question Formation
IX.   Nouns and Adjectives
X.    Regular "er" Verbs
XI.   Time
XII.  Future with "Aller"
XIII. Irregular Verbs (such as)
    A. Aire
    B. Vouloir
    C. Savoir
    D. Etre
    E. Avoir
XIV. Basic Foreign Language Learning Skills and Reading and Writing Strategies
XV.  Introduction to French-Speaking Culture and Customs

Assignments:
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1. Weekly readings from the textbook
2. Recall and reproduction of introduced vocabulary and verb conjugations
3. Weekly written exercises from the textbook, vocabulary manual, or handouts
4. Language lab coursework and/or web-based tasks, viewing of text-based video and
    completion of accompanying comprehension exercises
5. Individual, pair and small group work that applies acquired language to specific
    contexts and tasks and which is designed to prepare the students for real world situations
6. Group and individual presentations and performance exams
7. Weekly quizzes
8. 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
10 - 30%
Written homework, Web-based tasks, comprehension exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 60%
Class performances, Group and individual performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


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

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