French 1: Elementary French

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

This course is designed for students with no or very little prior French language instruction.  It introduces students to the basics of oral and written communication. It is taught almost exclusively in French.  Students will learn how to talk about their friends and family, their courses, their living situation, and their leisure time activities. They will also learn how to perform concrete tasks such as ordering in a café, extending an invitation or renting an apartment. As they acquire the language, they will learn about cultural practices and perspectives in the French-speaking world. FR1 is taught with a flipped instruction format.  Students learn and practice new content online with communicative application 3 days a week in the classroom. Students with prior French experience will need to take the French placement exam before enrolling in FR1.