French 1, Elementary French (5 units).
Transfer: UC, CSU.
This course stresses the fundamentals of
pronunciation, grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases and the
ability to understand, read, write and speak simple French. Basic
information is included on the geography, customs, culture and
literature of Francophone World. At least two hours of laboratory a week
No previous knowledge of French is
required. We start from scratch since the course is designed for persons
who have never studied French before; but we do move at college level
intensity or what could be called a very dedicated beginner's peace.
To prepare students for further language
study and to foster an interest in travel, work and studies to the
French culture. Immediate goals: 1) To expose students to generous
amount of conversation and vocabulary for their passive acquisition on
order to facilitate the understanding of French spoken at a normal rate.
2) To provide opportunities to use and
practice French so that much of the students� passive knowledge can
become active. 3) To present basic principles of pronunciation and
grammar so as to encourage continual improvement in the ability to
communicate in French. 4) To give students abundant practice in reading
and writing French. 5) To acquaint students with various aspects of the
French culture / francophone culture and to encourage them to
investigate and share the class those of particular interest to them.
1.CONTACTS Langue et culture
francaise, Jean-Paul Valette, Rebecca M. Valette, Houghton Mifflin
3. Recommended: English Grammar
for Students of French
Number 1 and 2 may be purchased at the
bookstore of Cerritos College. Number 3 may be purchased on line www.@amazon.com
Unit1 through Unit 5 (inclusive).
Part of your preparation time at home
should be spent studying your class notes and the vocabulary and
activities introduced in the most recent class meeting. You should also
dedicate some time to reviewing previous material. Specific homework
assignments will be given for each class meeting. They will include
reading and studying pages from the texts, writing and correcting
exercises from the text and the workbook, learning vocabulary,
previewing activities to be done in the next class and preparing and
practicing reading selections, dialogues and narrations for
Always bring your notebook, the text,
and the student activity book.
Students will have access to a
text-specific web site dedicated to CONTACTS that includes
(ACE) for vocabulary
and grammar that provide immediate feedback, allowing students to
monitor their own progress
links to other sites that
allow students to deepen their knowledge of topics introduced in the
activities that require
students to search for answers on the Web to questions related to the
unit topic. They have also be emailed to the professor.
Listening to the tapes that accompany the CONTACTS a very
important part of the course, in fact, you must listen to the tapes in
order to complete the ACTIVIT�S in this workbook.
The language laboratory is located on
the second floor of the library. Hours will be announced at our lab
We wish to emphasize that the French
Department at CERRITOS COLLEGE is an integrated program
reinforcing and enhancing the communicative skills and cultural and
Overall, through the French 101
program students will gain access to a mastery of French and an
understanding of French and francophone cultures that will enable them,
not only to become citizens of the world in a more vital way, but to
understand themselves, their native language, and their own history more