French 201 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

French 201 @ FLCC is a free language course designed for students with 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

Exploration and Personal Growth

French 201 encourages exploration and personal growth while extending the student’s sphere of influence to include recreation, current events, and popular culture. Students will examine academic interests, career paths, and engage others in global issues.

Module 1
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

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

  • Identifying educational resources and academic programs.
  • Indicating knowledge and familiarity of subject areas.
  • Engaging object pronouns to simplify statements.

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
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

  • Identifying common childhood and adolescent activities.
  • Utilizing regular and irregular verbs in the imperfect past tense.
  • Engaging in narrative storytelling using the passé composé and imperfect past tenses.

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 ballot is stronger than the bullet.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

  • Identifying Francophone countries.
  • Discussing international concerns.
  • Indicating different levels of urgency and need.

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
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

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

  • Discussing events that would or will happen in the future.
  • Correctly utilizing the verbs JOUER and FAIRE with certain activities.
  • Identifying hobbies, sports, and leisure activities.

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
“Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.” – John Podhoretz

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

  • Utilizing the passive voice.
  • Expressing influence through the present subjunctive mood.

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
“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates

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

  • Identifying internal and external body parts.
  • Discussing medical symptoms and diagnoses.
  • Expressing influence through the present subjunctive mood.

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.