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Course Description

NOTE: Multiple levels offered.
Each section is designed for speakers at different skill levels. Please choose the section most appropriate for you:

  • LEVEL 1     Beginner
  • LEVEL 2    Advanced Beginner

Learn to read, speak and understand French! Practice basic French conversational tools and useful concepts with emphasis on pronunciation, comprehension, basic grammar and, especially, conversation. Through instruction and guided exercises, develop the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills necessary to communicate effectively en français.

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.

Notes


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.

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, Level I (Beginner)
Type
Workshop
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 7:45PM
Dates
Feb 08, 2023 to Mar 22, 2023
Type
Workshop
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Dates
Mar 29, 2023 to Apr 19, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.5
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $319.00
Instructors
Section Notes
PLEASE NOTE: This section is Level 1 (Beginner)

If you have had little to no exposure to conversational French, this course is a great choice! You will learn basic French conversational tools and useful concepts with emphasis on pronunciation, comprehension, basic grammar and, especially, conversation. Communication will be practiced multiple ways with friendly feedback and support.


 

Section Title
Conversational French for Beginners, Level II (Advanced Beginner)
Type
Workshop
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 7:45PM
Dates
Feb 09, 2023 to Mar 23, 2023
Type
Workshop
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Dates
Mar 30, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.5
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $299.00
Instructors
Section Notes
PLEASE NOTE: This section is Level 2 (Advanced Beginner)

If you have attained some basic French language or the previous Conversational French for Beginners, Level I (Beginner), this course is a great choice. You will learn additional conversational tools by practicing useful communication, which emphasize pronunciation, comprehension and grammar. Communication will be practiced multiple ways with friendly feedback and support.


 

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