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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.
Format: lecture; Remote. This will be a remote course for all students, whether they are on campus or not. We will convene synchronously via web-conferencing multiple times per week, with an emphasis on speaking practice in small groups. There will also be opportunities for students to engage with online activities both during and between our synchronous sessions. Remote office hours will provide even more opportunities for follow-up, questions, and practice.
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 (in any formal course, at any level) must take the French Placement Test in late August or early September
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
RLFR 101-102 is a year-long course; credit granted only if both semesters (RLFR 101 and 102) are taken. Also: RLFR 101-102 students must normally take the French Winter Study Course, which may have a remote or independent study format in 2021.