FLS100 - Introductory French

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Subject Title
Introductory French

Subject Description
This introductory course will integrate and focus on two key components:  the French language and Francophone culture.  Students will develop their spoken and written language skills and will have an opportunity to improve these skills while investigating the French-speaking regions of the world.   

Credit Status
This course may serve as the required French subject for the Liberal Arts Diploma Programme, and may be accepted for transfer credit at the University of Toronto.   It may also serve as a General Education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an introductory level of proficiency in written and spoken French as well as in oral and reading comprehension. Specifically, students will be able to: 

  1. Construct simple, grammatically correct sentences that relate to present and future activities. 
  2. Give basic instructions in French. 
  3. Write a grammatically correct composition of 300 words. 
  4.  Answer, in writing and orally, questions in French based on assigned reading passages. 
  5. Converse in basic French about themselves, their families, their likes and dislikes, their leisure activities and their future plans. 
  6.  Discuss similarities and differences among the practices, products and perspectives of the French-speaking world. 
  7. Demonstrate proficiency, through tests and exams,  in the following grammatical concepts: 
  • nouns and articles
  •  adjectives (possessive and descriptive)
  • Present tense of regular verbs ending in–er, -ir, -re; irregular verbs including être, avoir, aller, faire,  prendre, boire
  • forming questions and expressing negation
  • the partitive articles
  • near future tense, the imperative

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