French 204 @ FLCC – Course Outline (v.2)

French 204 @ 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
Conversation and Composition II

French 204 encourages a deeper understanding of Francophone literature, history, and culture. Students will prepare to engage socio-cultural issues relating to French-speaking people all over the world.

Module 1
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S. Burroughs

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

  • Discussing current events relevant to their own lives.
  • Discussing current events relevant to the Francophone world.
  • Utilizing regular verbs, irregular verbs, and adverbs.

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
“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” – Bob Marley

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

  • Discussing daily routines and past events relevant to their own lives.
  • Discussing past events and history relevant to the Francophone world.
  • Utilizing reflexive and reciprocal verbs in 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
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

  • Discussing future outlooks of their own homeland.
  • Discussing future outlooks relevant to the Francophone world.
  • Utilizing variations of the future tense and future expressions.

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
“He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

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

  • Discussing definitive action plans relevant to their own lives.
  • Creating definitive action plans relevant to the Francophone world.
  • Utilizing imperatives, direct, and indirect object pronouns.

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
“If we are to better the future we must disturb the present.” – Catherine Booth

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

  • Discussing past, present, and possible life experiences.
  • Discussing past, present, and possible life experiences of people in the Francophone world.
  • Utilizing the past, present, and future perfect tenses.

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
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

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

  • Discussing personal opinions, plans, and desires.
  • Indicating the opinions, plans and desires of people in the Francophone world.
  • Utilizing 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.