Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend FREN 101 because of the following reasons: 1) Studing and living in Canada where French is an official language, it would be a great asset to know some basic French especially during travelling, looking for jobs and meeting new people. 2) Personnaly I did not have any French background when I first started studing FREN 101. I did find that the level of difficulty of this course is manageable. Being confident of doing this course well further evokes my interest to this new language. 3) FREN 101 has one hour of lab for every two weeks when we get to practice our listening and do a few online assignements to lighten our homework load. 4) My professor of this course does not set weekly deadlines to the online assignments and he only checks it once at the end of the term. Thus, we students have very flexible time to finish all the assignments online.
FREN 101 as an introductory class to French is manageable to new beginners. This course also successfully evolkes my personal interest to French that I am determined to study deeper by taking FREN 102 nest semester. As an introductory class to French, in FREN 101, we were taught about formal and informal greetings. numbers, propositions, verbs, adjectives, colours etc... The textbook of FREN 1O1 is well-designed with clear indications of key points and easy to follow.
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As my professor of this course does not set weekly deadlines to the online assignments and he only checks it once at the end of the term. Thus, it is very important for our students to be self-disciplined and constantly finish the online assignments every week. FREN 101 does not cover much about French pronunciation, it would be more helpful to have some self-learning about its pronunciation rules.