FR 406 - Introductory French I

Texas Common Number: FREN 1411
Course Number Course Title Semester Day & Time Instructor Course Fee Register
FR 406 Introductory French I Spring 2022 Online TBA $1100.00
Course Type:
Semester-Based Online
Description:

French 406 is the first of a three-semester course sequence designed to develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French. You will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures and cultural information, all naturally embedded in videos and online activities. This course uses the first-year French curriculum of Français interactif, a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. Français interactif helps you explore the French language and culture by following the lives of real UT students who participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The UT students will introduce you to their French host families, their French university and their lives in France. In addition to following the exploits of these UT students, you will also watch videos of native French speakers as well as scenes of day­-to-­day interactions (e.g., vendors in the market, waiters at a café, children getting ready to go to school, etc.) These video ­based materials provide authenticity and immediacy lacking in most commercially produced textbooks.

Required Course Materials:

This course does not have a traditional print textbook. Instead, you will use an online language-learning platform called Lingco. Lingco’s online textbook will be connected and accessible from your canvas course in Modules. You will access course materials there and take frequent assessments on what you learn. The textbook costs $68 and is required to complete the course.
 

Date & Location:

This course has no live class meetings, and for the most part can be done on the student's own schedule. There are due dates for all assignments, and the exams must be taken on the assigned dates.
 
First class day: Tuesday, January 18
Last class day: Friday, May 6
Final exam: Instructor will provide information.
 

Technical Requirements:

Reliable internet connection (wired connection is recommended for synchronous interactions and video recordings). A computer with webcam, microphone and headphones.
Official UT Austin Description:
Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the novice level of proficiency. Designed for students with no prior coursework in French.
Prerequisites:

None.

Policies:

No refunds after 01/21/2022.