FRAN 1211: Introduction to French II

Building on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A1 skills acquired in FRAN 1111, students continue to develop communicative skills to the A1+ level in speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as the culture of the French-speaking world.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Conduct short conversations in French, using appropriate grammar and pronunciation on topics such as family, living spaces, studies, day-to-day living, etc.
  • Ask and answer simple questions in French.
  • Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken French language.
  • Write correctly in simple French sentences.
  • Answer questions about the content of simple French written texts.
  • Incorporate information about French cultures as covered in the course into work produced.

Course outline

FRAN 1211: Introductory French II includes the following 7 modules:

  • Module 1: Les activités
  • Module 2: L’heure
  • Module 3: La famille
  • Module 4: La maison
  • Module 5: Le travail
  • Module 6: Le repas
  • Module 7: Au restaurant

Required text and materials

For FRAN 1211, your primary learning resource is an interactive online French textbook accessed through the Open Learning Initiative (OLI). This paperless textbook includes videos, audio, images, and many other excellent interactive exercises and activities.

You will gain access to this text when you register for the course.

Privacy Notification – Storage of Personal Information outside Canada.

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) collects, uses, discloses and retains personal information in compliance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

By registering for FRAN 1111/1112 you will be required to create an account with Open Learning Initiative (OLI) to access course materials. OLI is run by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the U.S.A. Information collected by OLI includes your first and last name, email address, password and records relating to your interaction with course materials, and this personal information will be stored outside Canada. Information about CMU’s Student Privacy can be found on their website at https://www.cmu.edu/policies/student-and-student-life/privacy-rights-students.html.

Note: If you have questions about course textbooks or other materials, email OLMaterials.

Assessments

To successfully complete this course, you must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course and 50% or higher on each of the mandatory Final Oral Exam and Final Written Exam. It is strongly recommended that you complete all assignments in order to achieve the learning outcomes of the course.

The following chart shows how the final grade is determined for this course:

Written Assignment 1 9%
Oral Assessment: Recording 6%
Written Assignment 2 8%
Oral Assessment: Phone call 8%
Written Assignment 3 9%
Written Assignment 4 10%
Final Oral Exam (mandatory) 10%
Final Written Exam (mandatory) 40%
Total 100%

* Mandatory

Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the “mail” tool in the Learning Environment or by phone. You will receive the necessary contact information when you start your course.

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