FRN 121 - Elementary Intensive French 1 & 2

This intensive course combines French 105 and 106 into a one-semester course. It is designed for students who have had no previous background in French. Students develop their skills in listening, comprehension, speaking and writing in French, supplemented by readings and analysis of simple French texts. In addition to building vocabulary on everyday life, students develop the ability to make questions and to describe themselves and others, their environment, preferences and lifestyles in French. In the second half of the semester, students are introduced to past tenses, and develop their ability to narrating events and describing people and situations in the past. The course also exposes students to different forms of French and Francophone cultures through music and short film clips. Since the goal is to enhance students’ speaking and writing abilities in French, French will be the main language spoken in class.

Course Credit: 6

Lab Hours: 2HRS.