This course is a part of a continuing, year-long sequence in French, which emphasizes mastery of fundamental skills through solid study of grammatical structures and communicative oral activities. Classes use immersion style learning and students are surrounded in class by authentic French with native speakers, videos and music. You will engage in all four language skills consistently: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will develop accurate pronunciation, build a useful vocabulary, work regularly in small groups and learn conversational skills. Classes are lively and fast-paced with a wide variety of creative, fun activities including music, poetry, role-play, and engagement with French from the internet. Winter quarter themes focus on regional French traditions, cuisine, fables and poetry. Through aloud reading, practice and small discussions in French, you will acquire increased vocabulary proficiency, accurate pronunciation and fluidity.
To successfully participate in this program, students will need a reliable internet connection to access course activities (synchronous and asynchronous) and content.
Our work will be conducted remotely, using Canvas, Zoom, Slack and YouTube. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous participation if conditions require
Equivalent of 1 quarter college French or 2-3 years High School French