RLFR 102
Introduction to French Language and Francophone Cultures Spring 2020
Division I

Class Details

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, video-observations, and film-viewing, 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: lecture; the class meets five hours a week
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 3786
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes 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
Prerequisites: none; for students who have taken less than two years of high school French
Enrollment Preferences: first- and second-year students and those with compelling justification for admission
Unit Notes: 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
Distributions: Division I

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