Coursework: French 111 - 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Stéphanie Palisse, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
French 111, Study in Quebec program, is immersion/intensive courses in spoken and written French. The course uses an integrated method that facilitates the development of communicative abilities without neglecting the study of grammatical structure, literature, and writing. FR111 includes visits around Quebec city to allow students to learn more about the history of the city and the region as well as the Francophone culture.
By the end of the course, you are expected to develop a good understanding of the French language and culture, and be able to yourself in a variety of situations, such as speaking and writing about yourself, your family, your interests and your daily routine. You will improve your ability to:
- Talk about the present and the past
- Tell and write stories that happened in the past
- Ask questions to locals about their lives in Quebec
- Express opinions
- Read some newspapers and articles in French
- Take part in debates related to Canadian and Quebec culture, history and politics
The course includes longer class periods than in a standard course, workshops, a number of interactive visits around Quebec city (and Montreal), and the unique opportunity to work with French instructors in a smaller setting than a standard course.
Evaluation techniques include a number of different methods such as:
- exam and quizzes
- structured interactions with Francophone people
- short presentations to the entire class (such as revue de presse)