Hedwige M Meyer
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. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: score of 0-14 on FR TL placement test if French is language of admission.
We will develop the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading to a basic level of proficiency. In 101, students will learn how to describe themselves, their family, and their surroundings. They will learn to tell time, how to talk about the weather and about food!
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
100-level French classes are taught through an experiential methodology which entails exclusive use of French in the classroom, interactive presentations and emphasis on communicative skills.
Classes are highly interactive and students will be expected to participate.
Daily attendance is of utmost importance as well as active participation in class. Timely completion of homework is required.
Class assignments and grading
Students are assigned exercises in the workbook and lab book. They are asked to memorize vocabulary, to fillup worksheets and to write mini-compositions.
Quizzes 25% Midterm 10% Final Exam 15% Interview 10% Participation 15% Homework 25%
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