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Introduction to French Language and Francophone Cultures
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.
Format: lecture; class meets five hours a week
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
active class participation, workbook exercises and compositions, chapter tests, midterms, and final exams
none; for students who have never formally studied French; students who have previously studied French must take the French Placement Test during First Days
all are welcome, but if over-enrolled, preference will be given to first-year and second-year students and those with compelling justification for admission
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