1of5Course OutlineFrench101 - A–Beginners’ FrenchFall 2017Paule FerlandClass Time:Monday and Wednesday2:00–3:50Class Location:2505Lab Time:Thursday 11:00-11:50ORThursday 12:00-12:50Lab Location:1214Office:2508HOffice Phone:403.343.4009E-mail:[email protected]Office Hours:Monday and Wednesday 10:30-11:30 or by appointmentCredit Hours:4Prerequisite:NoneFrench 101-A Beginners’ French (15 weeks)Academic Calendar EntryIntroduction to learn French: Comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. The oral aspect of thelanguage is stressed in class. This course is designed for those who have no or very little knowledge ofFrench.REQUIRED BOOKS(available at the RDC Bookstore)Valette/Valette:Contacts, Ninth Edition, text and lab\workbook.RECOMMENDED RESOURCESHarper, Collins, Robert, French/English, English/French DictionaryBescherelle, L'Art de conjuguerCOURSE DESCRIPTIONIn this course, students will develop basic communication skills and through extensive practice inlistening, speaking, reading and writing in French. At the end of the course, students are expected tohave developed the ability to communicate in predictable and common situations and achieve a goodcontrol of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary.LEARNING OUTCOMES1.Demonstrate basic oral and written communication skills in French (listening, speaking,reading and writing)2.Employ basic vocabulary and structures of the language3.Correctly pronounce French words4.Correctly transcribe basic spoken French
2of5LEARNING ACTIVITIESEmphasis will be placed on the oral approach in class: for the most part, vocabulary, structures andgrammar will be explained in French. Written and oral assignments will be given regularly to reinforce theknowledge acquired in class. Quizzes and tests to assess students’ progress in written and oral skills willbe given frequently throughout the term.