FSL100 - Introductory French I for Degree Students

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Subject Title
Introductory French I for Degree Students

Subject Description
This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the French language. Through the use of listening activities, structured exercises and role-playing, students will learn the basic vocabulary and grammar structures of the French language, which will enable them to express themselves in class and encourage them to communicate in real situations outside the classroom. E-learning is incorporated into the learning process to assist learners in practising key concepts outside the classroom.

Credit Status
One liberal studies credit towards a Seneca degree program.

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

Listening Comprehension

Differentiate sounds within words.
Recognize sound patterns such as phonemes, intonation and stress.
Interpret spoken language in order to communicate with peers and the instructor on familiar topics.
Interpret the main idea from spoken French instruction.

Reading Comprehension

Understand the main ideas and key information in a wide range of resources such as, books, dialogues, letters and menus.
Read in French with confidence.

Speaking in informal contexts

Speak clearly and use appropriate gestures.
Use clear and accurate pronunciation and intonation.
Respond to questions on familiar topics.
Communicate their own ideas, thoughts and feelings on familiar topics using vocabulary appropriate to their level.
Use French to work collaboratively with peers and the instructor.

Writing in informal contexts

Write a series of simple, connected sentences that are properly constructed on familiar topics such as themselves, their likes and dislikes.
Use appropriate writing conventions such as correspondence, etc ...

Cultural Awareness

Express themselves and behave in a manner that reflects respect for French-speaking cultures within our pluralistic society.
Identify cultural similarities and differences in customs, food, education, family life and values.
Demonstrate a cultural awareness of formal and informal usage involving the difference between such words and expressions as ?Bonjour/Salut? and ?tu/vous?.
Recognize and explain the contributions of francophones to Canada and North America.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.