FREN 110 Coordinator: Dr. Christine Moisset Edelstein
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French 110 is the first semester of the elementary level sequence designed to develop functional proficiency in the four skills and gain familiarity with French and Francophone culture. The primary emphasis is on the development of the oral-aural skills, speaking and listening. Readings on topics in French culture as well as frequent writing practice are also included in the course.
By the end of this course you can expect to be able to handle some basic needs and courtesies in a French speaking setting, such as greeting people and making introductions, ordering food and beverages. You will also be able to engage in very simple conversations about familiar topics such as your family and friends, your hobbies, your studies, your daily life and you will begin to learn to speak about things that happened in the past and to express plans for the immediate future. You can also expect to be able to make some sense of spoken French when it is clearly articulated and when the topic is familiar. In simple written texts you will be able to extract discrete pieces of information.