The French Language program has a multitude of uses in the workplace, and for enjoyment of experiencing other cultures. By acquiring the French language in the written and spoken form, students are able to pursue careers within government and cross culturally in Quebec. There will be discussions, team work, labs for spoken exercises and grammar.The program assists students in speaking, listening, writing, and reading with ease.
Particular attention is given to mastering the phonological system (rhythm, intonation, pronunciation). Graduates will be able to voice original thoughts, use colloquial language, and understand when to use the formal protocol.
With this program, graduates would be available to work in communications, marketing, administration, sales, customer relations and many more. Employers are seeking and may pay larger salaries to those employees who are bilingual.
In this online environment, the student is able to decide his or her own schedule with the exceptions of assignment deadlines. It is especially accommodating to full-time workers, people with time or distance restrictions.
Level 1 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer French 1FREN-1004 3 Yes Yes Yes The objective of this course is to enable the student to gain confidence in the knowledge and application of the French language by using simple structures and vocabulary. In this introductory level the student will learn to express physical, emotional and personality attributes as well as 'how' to formulate basic questions to obtain this information. At the end of this course the student will have some knowledge of present verb tenses. The reading of short articles brings to light family life in a French culture, the customs and activities related to family celebrations in Canada and around the world. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college. French 2FREN-3004 3 Yes Yes Yes The student will sustain development of language skills by extending vocabulary with regard to all activities after work such as weekend chores, leisure, sports including holidaying abroad. The grammatical structures at this level continue to be simple. Through systematic exercises the student becomes more confident and moves on from level 1 present tense to the near future and the past tense. The student at the end of this level will be able to share more extensively life at home as well as describe a real or imagined past holiday in a French speaking country. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college. French 3FREN-5002 3 Yes Yes Yes The progressive acquisition, reinforcement, and creative use of language structures will give the student confidence to self-expression. By analyzing, comparing and applying the French past tenses, the student will have the basic tools to story telling. At this level, the student will be encouraged to express simple and complex sentence structures. Anecdotes by authors from French speaking Canada will serve as models for the final task. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college. French 4FREN-5003 3 Yes Yes Yes In addition to a more rigorous approach to vocabulary and grammatical structures with every class the student will continue to develop everyday situations practiced at earlier levels. Grammatical sentence structures are more complex at this level with the expansion of the past, present, future and conditional verb tenses. Articles from French speaking Canada serve as language models and provide a cultural perspective on current issues. Towards the end of the course language skills include the ability to convey necessity, obligation, probability, and or expectation with regards to past experiences, work and education and the future. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college. French 5FREN-5004 3 Yes Yes Yes The objective of this course is to expand vocabulary skills through exposure of the diversity of the French language. This is done with the support of literary, political, social and cultural articles from the French speaking world. At this level grammatical and sentence structures are interesting and complex. At the end of this course the student will have discussed and researched current affairs of French speaking Canada, given an opinion, given advice, expressed regret to hypothetical actions inthe past, as well as applied verb tenses that establish sequential order to past actions. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college. French EcritFREN-5005 3 Yes Yes Yes The aim of this course is to review and further enhance the most important written structures of the French language. The student will be able to apply appropriate grammar and use a wide range of vocabulary accurately and effectively. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college.
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