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French – Français

Conques, France

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The World Languages Department offers the following courses in French:

(Students who complete the following courses may earn a Certificate or AA degree in French. Courses are offered face-to-face, online and in hybrid format.)

FREN 101  French I  (5 units)

This course is the first semester of French. This elementary level course is a study of the French language and
French-speaking cultures, with emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures.
Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paced study in the Language Laboratory. This
beginning-level course is for students with no previous coursework in French. Zero cost textbook course!

Download a free copy of Français 101

FREN 102  French II  (5 units)

This course is the second semester of French. This elementary level course is a study of the French language
and French-speaking cultures, with continued emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic
structures. Course combines in-class instruction with self-paced study in the Foreign Language Laboratory. Zero cost textbook course!

Download a free copy of Français 102

FREN 201  French III  (5 units)

This course is the third semester of French. This intermediate level course is a study of the French language and
French-speaking cultures, focusing on intermediate level structures and readings of culturally relevant authentic
materials. Emphasis is on developing oral, listening, reading and writing skills in order to acquire proficiency in
French. Course combines in-class instruction with self-paced study in the World Languages Laboratory. Class is
largely conducted in French.

FREN 202  French IV  (5 units)

This course is the fourth semester of French. This intermediate level course is a study of the French language and of
special topics on the culture of the French-speaking world. Emphasis is on further development of oral, listening,
reading and writing skills in order to improve communicative competence in French. Class is largely conducted in French.

Other courses that have been offered:
FREN 140  Basic French Pronunciation  (1 unit)

Practice in the basics of French pronunciation. Emphasis on the correct use of intonation, stress, and rhythm.

FREN 215  Advanced French  (3 units)

Discuss literature, cinema and other cultural topics in French.


French Course Offerings (Summer 2020/Fall 2020/Spring2021):

Summer 2020

FREN 101

Fall 2020

FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201

Spring 2021

FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201


DEGREE and CERTIFICATE Program AA in French:

French course requirements:

FREN 101  French I  (5 units)
FREN 102  French II  (5 units)
FREN 201  French III  (5 units)
FREN 202  French IV  (5 units)
Total Units = 20


Zero cost textbooks for French.

French will soon be a zero cost textbook program! That means that all course materials will be provided for free for French 101, 102 and 201.  In Fall 2020, FREN 101, will start using a zero-cost textbook, followed by a zero-cost texbook for FREN 102 in Spring 2021. The textbook for FREN 201 is in progress.

(Download a free copy of Français 101)

(Download a free copy of Français 102)

This means that all required materials are free for students enrolled in these classes. All course materials will be provided electronically through the course Canvas page.


Faculty:

Prof. William J. Carrasco
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3273
wcarrasco@palomar.edu