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Lise A. Lalonde
Seattle Campus

Elementary French

Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to a basic level of proficiency. Teaches students to communicate in French and understand the cultural context of the language. Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Oral practice in the language laboratory is required. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 101 or score of 15-30 on FR TL placement test.

Class description

French 101-102-103 is an intensive sequence for beginning students. The goal of this course is to develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing to a basic level of proficiency so that the students can communicate in French and understand the cultural context of the language. French 100 is taught through a task-based method. This methodology entails exclusive use of French in class and places emphasis on communicative skills, fostering a highly interactive class in which the language is contextualized and emphasis is placed on meaning as well as forms.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Task-based Communicative Approach - French immersion

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lise A. Lalonde
Date: 01/02/2014