French 3: Elementary French

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

This course is designed for students who’ve taken 2 – 4 years of language in high school, who have completed FR2 at UCLA or a semester of college language instruction.   In FR3 classes, students learn to use French to read, view, talk and write about travel and geography, health and well -being as well as friendships and romantic relationships. FR3 students work on their ability to participate in spontaneous conversations, to present prepared material and to understand French videos and texts. Students in FR3 will be using the Conversifi platform to have conversations with native French-speaking partners. Students successfully completing FR3 typically reach the Intermediate low or mid-level of language proficiency as measured on the ACTFL scale. FR3 is taught with a blended learning flipped instruction format.  Students learn and practice new content online with communicative application 3 days a week in the classroom. Students should take the French placement exam before enrolling in FR3 if they have not taken FR2 at UCLA or a semester of college French elsewhere. Successful completion of FR3 fulfills the UCLA world language requirement.