French 102 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

French 102 @ FLCC is a free language course designed for students with little 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
House and Home

French 102 continues to examine a student’s core experiences and expands the sphere of influence to include personal possessions, living spaces, and daily routines. Students will examine how their past experiences constructs a deeper narrative of the self.

Module 1
“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” – Frank Lane

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

  • Identifying common pieces of clothing.
  • Describing diverse weather conditions.
  • Utilizing appropriate clothing in a variety of weather conditions.

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

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

Module 2
“Where thou art, that is home.” – Emily Dickinson

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

  • Identifying common household objects.
  • Making comparisons of equality, inequality, and quantities.
  • Engaging in household chores utilizing irregular verbs.

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

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

Module 3
“The less routine the more life.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

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

  • Describing and ordering daily routines.
  • Utilizing reflexive verbs to construct narratives of daily lives.

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

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

Module 4
“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” – Pablo Picasso

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

  • Identifying nuclear and extended family members.
  • Expressing a variety of emotions and states of being.
  • Identifying actions with the recent past and present continuous.

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

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

Module 5
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard

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

  • Utilizing partitive articles with common food items.
  • Engaging the passé composé with AVOIR.
  • Specifying time frames for past events.

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

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

Module 6
“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

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

  • Discussing common daily activities.
  • Engaging the passé composé with ÊTRE.

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

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