Students will develop a basic French vocabulary that will include telling time, talking about school and classes, expressing likes and dislikes, greeting others, and knowing the terminology for numbers, clothing, and food. Students will also be introduced to French culture and history. This course features interactive elements: live instructor-led orientations and weekly lesson review activities, live one-on-one speaking appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. There is a strong emphasis on learning to speak the language, as well as read and write it. This is the first course in a four-part French series (FREN 041, FREN 043, FREN 051, and FREN 053).
Students will need access to a computer with high speed Internet access, a microphone, speakers (or headphones), and a webcam.
There are no resubmissions or retakes on instructor-graded assignments, unit quizzes or the final exam. On speaking appointments, lowest score may be dropped. You must complete the speaking appointment in each unit before you can move on to the next unit.