Communication et culture I

FREN 106 (formerly FREN P16)/3.0

Overview

This online French course is aimed at students with little or no knowledge of French and is designed to provide them with basic language skills to enable them to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases in everyday situations, provided the person they are addressing speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand expressions relating to you, your family, or your environment when words are articulated slowly and carefully.
  2. Apply strategies to determine meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases in commonplace text.
  3. Write short and simple paragraphs and emails on familiar topics using the present and near future tenses.
  4. Communicate by asking and answering simple questions and by expressing preferences related to people, places, school, and leisure activities.
  5. Identify and describe the role of the French language, family structures, cultural activities and sports, and education across North America and the French-speaking world.

Terms

Fall 2022
Course Dates
Exam Dates
Delivery Mode
Online

Evaluation

Students will be required to take an on-line test at the beginning and at the end of their course program. The test will not count toward their final mark.

15% - Textbook and myLab French Exercises
20% - Quizzes (x4)
30% - Tutorials (x4)
5% - Open Conversation
30% - Final Group Presentation

Live Sessions

This course has required live sessions (e.g. webinars, synchronous activities). Please consult the Timeline in the first week of class.

Instructor Information

Professor Francesca Fiore (f.fiore@queensu.ca)

Textbook and Materials

ASO reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Search-Engine to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.

Required Material

MyLab French with Pearson eText for Chez nous: Branché sur le monde francophone 5/e byMary Ellen Scullen 

Helpful Hints on Access MyLab through OnQ 

A good quality USB headset equipped with a microphone (also available at the Queen’s Bookstore)

All other required and recommended materials will be available through OnQ.

Time Commitment

Success in this type of course relies more on the students' personal efforts than in one delivered in a regular classroom. Since students will be expected to cover a large amount of material and make use of the numerous resources provided on their own, it is important that they pace themselves appropriately to keep up with the different units. Students who are unable to set aside sufficient time to work on the various online course components on a regular basis will have difficulty completing this course satisfactorily. In addition, students may find that they need to work through elements of each unit a number of times in order to perform at an appropriate level. Students can expect to spend an average of 10-12 hours per week (120-144 hours per term) on study/practice and online activity for FREN 106.

Summer (May–July) 2023
Course Dates
Delivery Mode
Online

Evaluation

Students will be required to take an on-line test at the beginning and at the end of their course program. The test will not count toward their final mark.

15% - Textbook and myLab French Exercises
20% - Quizzes (x4)
30% - Tutorials (x4)
5% - Open Conversation
30% - Final Group Presentation

** Evaluation Subject to Change **

Live Sessions

This course has required live sessions (e.g. webinars, synchronous activities). Please consult the Timeline in the first week of class.

Instructor Information

TBA

Textbook and Materials

ASO reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Search-Engine to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.

Required Material

MyLab French with Pearson eText for Chez nous: Branché sur le monde francophone 5/e byMary Ellen Scullen 

Helpful Hints on Access MyLab through OnQ 

A good quality USB headset equipped with a microphone (also available at the Queen’s Bookstore)

All other required and recommended materials will be available through OnQ.

Time Commitment

Success in this type of course relies more on the students' personal efforts than in one delivered in a regular classroom. Since students will be expected to cover a large amount of material and make use of the numerous resources provided on their own, it is important that they pace themselves appropriately to keep up with the different units. Students who are unable to set aside sufficient time to work on the various online course components on a regular basis will have difficulty completing this course satisfactorily. In addition, students may find that they need to work through elements of each unit a number of times in order to perform at an appropriate level. Students can expect to spend an average of 10-12 hours per week (120-144 hours per term) on study/practice and online activity for FREN 106.

Additional Information

NOTE: Not available for credit towards any plan in FREN.
NOTE: Students with a higher level of French than beginner speakers cannot enrol in this course, and will need to sign a solemn declaration to this effect at the start of the course.