French 101 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

French 101 @ FLCC is a free language course designed for students with no previous experience with the French language. The course is designed with six Learning Modules, with specific learning outcomes (goals) for each Module. Mastery of each Learning Module is generally dependent upon content mastery of the previous Module, and content can be mixed and matched appropriately. All lessons and tools provided by LEAF are accessible under the Creative Commons license.

Course Objectives and Resources
Identity and Self

French 101 starts at the core of the individual and helps students express ideas about themselves and their immediate sphere of influence including family, friends, possessions, and nearby places. Students will secure an identity and a sense of self in the Francophone world.

Module 1
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens
Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Meeting new people and making a good first impression.
  • Identifying common objects at home, work, and school.
  • Utilizing fundamental grammatical structures to communicate simple concepts.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Investigating research and writing resources/services in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 2
“My family is my strength and my weakness.” – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Describing people, places, and things with adjectives.
  • Identifying basic family members.
  • Utilizing the verb ÊTRE with basic biographical information.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Researching and selecting a topic in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 3
“It is not how old you are, but how you are old.” – Jules Renard

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Utilizing numbers 0-1000 with objects.
  • Describing age and specific character traits with the verb AVOIR.
  • Indicating possession with AVOIR and ownership with the preposition DE.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Conducting research and creating an MLA-formatted Bibliography in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 4
“Good questions outrank easy answers.” – Paul Samuelson

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Engaging yes or no questions.
  • Identifying likes and dislikes.
  • Describing when certain events are occurring.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Creating an MLA-formatted Annotated Bibliography in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 5
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Engaging common actions occurring in the present.
  • Identifying common places in the city.
  • Asking basic questions using interrogatives.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Extracting useful data from sources in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 6
“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Engaging common actions occurring in the present.
  • Identifying days, months, seasons, and the date and time.
  • Asking questions using inversion.
  • Recognizing context-appropriate imperatives.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Synthesizing data into a product for a final creative project.