2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

French, Beginning I, II, III


Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Judith Gabriele French language
Fields of Study
language studies
Entry into the winter and spring quarters requires proficiency in French language equivalent to the successful completion of Beginning French I (for winter) or Beginning French II (for spring).  Contact the instructor for an assessment of proficiency.

This year-long sequence of courses in French emphasizes mastery of basic skills through a solid study of grammatical structures and interactive oral activities.  Students develop all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will develop accurate pronunciation, build a useful vocabulary, and work regularly in small groups to develop conversational skills.  The fall class is lively and fast-paced with a wide variety of fun and creative activities in music, poetry, videos, and work with Internet sites.  By winter, the classes are conducted primarily in French.  Work will focus on poetry and fables with additional themes including regional French traditions, cuisine, and contemporary issues in France and the Francophone world.  In spring, students will view several Francophone films and read a book of short legends and tales from Francophone countries with basic discussions of them.  Students will expand vocabulary proficiency and accurate pronunciation as they engage in oral reading, situational role-plays, and skits from the legends.  Throughout the year, students use additional activities in the Community Language Laboratory to accelerate their skills.

Note: There is also a Mon/Wed section of the spring course available.  See www.evergreen.edu/catalog/2011-12/programs/-9117.

Advertised Schedule
7:15-9p Tue/Thu
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 9th, 2012 Added information about second spring section.