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Students planning to continue a language studied in high school must take a language placement exam before enrolling. Your score on the placement exam will be used to determine the appropriate level French course for enrollment. If you plan to continue studying a language in your first year, you must complete the language placement exam online by June 28, 2019. Instructions for registering for and completing the language placement exam can be found on pages 6–7 of this guide.

Advanced Placement: A score of 4 or 5 in a Language exam earns college credit and counts toward the language studies common area requirement. Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on the Language exam are not required to complete a language placement exam and can enroll directly in FREN 301, Composition and Conversation. Students with AP credit who take a course below the level of FREN 301 will forfeit the AP credit.

Successful completion of a course at or above the 300 level in the same language as the AP award will satisfy the language studies common area requirement. Students with AP credit in a modern language or literature earn placement in the curriculum but not progress toward the minimum number of courses required by the major.

Majors: Students who are considering a major in French should elect a French language course in their first year at the College.

 

Students must follow the language placement procedures posted on Moodle if 1) they have already studied the language or 2) they have any knowledge of the language through family or community.


FREN 101
Elementary French 1
Common Area: Language Studies
The aim of this course, designed for students with no previous study of French, is the acquisition of a basic speaking, reading, and writing knowledge of the language and an introduction to the French-speaking cultures and communities in the world. Students will be provided with a variety of materials for language practice including video, computer software and the Internet. Students who have previously studied French may not enroll in this course. Five class hours weekly.


FREN 102
Elementary French 2
Common Area: Language Studies

The goal of this course, designed for students with one to two years of high school French, is to review basic grammar and vocabulary while developing listening, reading, speaking and writing skills as well as the knowledge of French-speaking cultures and communities in the world. Students will be provided with a variety of materials for language practice, including video, computer software and the Internet. Eligibility for this course is determined by the results of the language placement exam. Students must complete the language placement exam online before enrolling in this course. Five class hours weekly.


FREN 201
Intermediate French 1
Common Area: Language Studies

This course reviews the fundamentals of the language through oral and written expression as well as the reading of literary and cultural material. Eligibility for this course is determined by the results of the language placement exam. Students must complete the language placement exam online before enrolling in this course. Four class hours weekly.


FREN 202
Intermediate French 2
Common Area: Language Studies

This course reviews the fundamentals of the language through oral and written expression as well as the reading of literary and cultural material. Eligibility for this course is determined by the results of the language placement exam. Students must complete the language placement exam online before enrolling in this course. Four class hours weekly.


FREN 301
French Composition & Conversation
Common Area: Language Studies

French Composition & Conversation is designed for students who wish to gain proficiency in oral and written French. Emphasis is placed on developing correctness and fluency. This course is required for French majors and recommended for first-year students with an AP score of 3 or higher. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on a French Advanced Placement exam may enroll in this course without taking a placement exam. All other students must complete the language placement exam online before enrolling in this course. Four class hours weekly.



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