Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Beginning French Conversation I
Course: FRE115

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Conversational French. Basic sentence structure, pronunciation and vocabulary necessary to develop speaking ability in French. Designed for students seeking speaking and listening abilities with little emphasis on grammar

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Repeat French words using basic rules for pronunciation. (I)
2. Form short oral French sentences in response to basic questions and situations. (II)
3. Identify parts of speech in French. (III)
4. Identify and form French adjectives. (III)
5. Form common French verbs in the indicative mood, present and past tenses, and the imperative mood. (III)
6. Differentiate between the French verbs requiring avoir and etre in the past tense. (III)
7. Use numbers 1 to 1,000,000 in French. (III)
8. Identify and correctly use vocabulary in basic French sentences. (IV)
9. Describe the customs and culture of the French people. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Pronunciation
   A. Alphabet
   B. Liaison
   C. Elision
   D. Emphasis
   E. Accents
II. Conversation
   A. Oral drills
      1. Repetition of single words
      2. Repetition of short sentences
   B. Simple dialogues among students with assistance of instructor
   C. Response to simple questions by instructor
III. Introduction to grammar
   A. Pronouns
      1. Subject
      2. Object
   B. Articles
      1. Definite
      2. Indefinite
      3. Partitive
   C. Prepositions
   D. Adjectives
   E. Verbs
      1. Moods
         a. Indicative
         b. Imperative
      2. Regular
      3. Irregular
      4. Tenses
         a. Present
         b. Past
   F. Numbers
      1. With money
      2. With time
IV. Vocabulary
   A. Greetings
   B. Days and months
   C. Seasons
   D. Weather
   E. Family
   F. Parts of the body
   G. Shopping
   H. Restaurants
V. French culture
   A. People
   B. Music
   C. Films
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/26/1994

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