French 202 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

French 202 @ 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

Global Citizen

French 202 prepares students to take their place on a world-stage, and extends their sphere of influence to include travel, food, and local vernacular. Students will care for themselves and others, and participate in problem-solving on an international scale.

Module 1
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

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

  • Engaging various methods of transportation.
  • Successfully navigating using places and landmarks.
  • Utilizing prepositions and prepositional phrases.

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
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

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

  • Engaging in common conversational activities.
  • Describing actions using compound 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
“This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.” – Plato

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

  • Describing major elements of villages, towns, and cities.
  • Utilizing directions to navigate populated areas.
  • Engaging participles in the past, present, and future.

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
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

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

  • Utilizing the verb FAIRE in advanced constructions.
  • Employing conjugated verbs in conjunctions with certain prepositions.
  • Engaging useful idiomatic expressions in conversation.

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
“Start by doing what’s necessary; … and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

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

  • Identifying objects and concepts with demonstratives.
  • Utilizing the relative pronouns [QUI] and [QUE].
  • Engaging useful idiomatic expressions in conversation.

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
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • Engaging in emergency scenarios.
  • Expressing influence through the present and past 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.