RLFR 101
Introduction to French Language and Francophone Cultures Fall 2016
Division I
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This year-long course offers a complete introduction to the French language and is designed to help you become fully conversant in French by focusing on four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Through daily practice, class activities, interactive discussion, listening exercises, written work, reading assignments, and active engagement with music, video, and film, you will quickly gain confidence and increasing facility with your abilities to speak and understand both spoken and written French. In addition, our study of grammar, vocabulary, and communication skills will be organized around an engaging and dynamic introduction to a variety of French-speaking cultures around the world, from France and Belgium, to Québec and Martinique, to Sénégal and Morocco. Conducted in French.
The Class: Format: the class meets five hours a week
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 1781
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation in both semester-long courses will be based on active class participation, workbook exercises and compositions, chapter tests, midterms, and final exams
Extra Info: students registered for RLFR 101-102 are required to attend and pass the sustaining program during the winter study period; credit granted only if both semesters (RLFR 101 and 102) are taken
Extra Info 2: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none; for students who have never formally studied French; students who have previously studied French must take the French Placement Test during First Days
Enrollment Preferences: first- and second-year students and those with compelling justification for admission
Distributions: Division I

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