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Course Description

Learn to read, speak and understand French! Start with this class if you have little to no exposure to French and begin your path to fluency. You will learn basic French conversational tools and useful concepts with emphasis on pronunciation, comprehension, basic grammar and, especially, conversation. Through weekly instruction and guided exercises, you will develop the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills necessary to communicate effectively en français.

This course uses the PowerSchool Haiku Learning platform, an innovative cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of all learners. All course content including videos, exercises, review, and practice will be accessible to students in the Haiku classroom.

Learner Outcomes

Conversation

  • To carry on basic oral communication with little difficulty with native speakers of French.

Pronunciation

  • To acquire pronunciation and diction of standard International French conducive to effective communication with native and near-native speakers.

Aural comprehension

  • To develop a beginner’s basic degree of comprehension of French spoken at native rate of speech.

Written expression

  • To understand written French, especially in support of subsequent oral discussion or dialogue.

Levels and registers of language

  • To become able to differentiate and distinguish.

Preparation

  • To be prepared linguistically to take more advanced French classes.

Recommendations

  • Online registration closes at 6 p.m. one day before the start of the class, unless noted on individual sections.
  • Late registration is welcome! Please contact SMU CAPE at 214-768-2273 for assistance.
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Section Title
Conversational French for Beginners
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Dates
Jan 25, 2022 to Mar 08, 2022
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Dates
Mar 22, 2022 to Apr 19, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $299.00
Instructors
Section Notes

In-Person SMU CAPE classes are held in classrooms across SMU's campus and at selected off-campus locations. You will receive a reminder message via email with specific location details before class begins.

PLEASE NOTE:
Working in conjunction with local health and public policy officials, SMU has developed a comprehensive plan to enhance the safety of everyone on campus and minimize the spread of COVID-19. You will receive individualized communication with further instructions about guidelines and classroom expectations.

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