SRJC Course Outlines

8/13/2022 4:47:12 AMFREN 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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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 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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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

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
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


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will 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 ones 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, forms, regular adjectives, adverbs of frequency.

Topics and Scope
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1. French everday 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
2. French formulas in ordinary conversation.
3. 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 parts of speech
7. The basics of French sentence construction
8. French verb conjugation
9. Common French cultural practices and beliefs
10. 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 and paired drills, structured conversation, and projects.
7. 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, 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
30 - 40%
Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam: 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 - 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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