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Hedwige M Meyer
FRENCH 103
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. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 102, FRENCH 110, or score of 31-56 on FR TL placement test.

Class description

We will develop the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading to a basic level of proficiency. In 103, students will learn the subjunctive, the future, the relative pronouns and the conditional. We will talk about jobs, leisures, the environment and the French speaking world.

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.

Recommended preparation

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 fill up worksheets and to write mini-compositions.

Quizzes 25% Midterm 10% Final Exam 15% Interview 10% Participation 15% Homework 25%

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