French – Français

Conques, France

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The World Languages Department offers the following courses in French:

(Students who complete the following courses may earn a Certificate or AA degree in French. Courses are offered face-to-face, online and in hybrid format.)

FREN 101  French I  (5 units)

This course is the first semester of French. This elementary level course is a study of the French language and
French-speaking cultures, with emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures.
Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paced study in the Language Laboratory. This
beginning-level course is for students with no previous coursework in French. Zero cost textbook course!

Download a free copy of French OER 1

FREN 102  French II  (5 units)

This course is the second semester of French. This elementary level course is a study of the French language
and French-speaking cultures, with continued emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic
structures. Course combines in-class instruction with self-paced study in the Foreign Language Laboratory. Zero cost textbook course!

Download a free copy of French OER 2

FREN 201  French III  (5 units)

This course is the third semester of French. This intermediate level course is a study of the French language and
French-speaking cultures, focusing on intermediate level structures and readings of culturally relevant authentic
materials. Emphasis is on developing oral, listening, reading and writing skills in order to acquire proficiency in
French. Course combines in-class instruction with self-paced study in the World Languages Laboratory. Class is
largely conducted in French. Zero cost textbook course!

Download a free copy of Français 201

FREN 202  French IV  (5 units)

This course is the fourth semester of French. This intermediate level course is a study of the French language and of
special topics on the culture of the French-speaking world. Emphasis is on further development of oral, listening,
reading and writing skills in order to improve communicative competence in French. Class is largely conducted in French. Zero cost textbook course!

Download a free copy of Français 202

Other courses that have been offered:
FREN 140  Basic French Pronunciation  (1 unit)

Practice in the basics of French pronunciation. Emphasis on the correct use of intonation, stress, and rhythm.

FREN 215  Advanced French  (3 units)

Discuss literature, cinema and other cultural topics in French.


Are you wondering which course is right for you ?

Look at our French Language Placement Guide to see which French course is recommended for you based on your prior experience.

Would you like to earn course credit by exam ?

If you are already proficient in French, consider earning Credit by Exam.


French Course Offerings (Summer 2022/Fall 2022/Spring2023):

Summer 2022

FREN 101

Fall 2022

FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201

Spring 2023

FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 202


Associate in Arts (AA) DEGREE and CERTIFICATE Program in French:

An AA in French is a 60 unit degree offered by the college. You will major in French but you still have to complete the other 40 GE unit requirements. Learn more about the AA in French.

The Certificate of Achievement in French is a 20 unit certificate that requires only the completion of the four French courses (or accepted substitutions).

French course requirements:

FREN 101  French I  (5 units)
FREN 102  French II  (5 units)
FREN 201  French III  (5 units)
FREN 202  French IV  (5 units)
Total Units = 20


Zero cost textbooks for French.

French at Palomar is a zero cost textbook program! That means that all course materials are provided for free for French 101, 102, 201 and 202. The textbooks for French 101 and 102 are now fully online at LibreTexts.org.  The textbooks for French 201 and 202 are currently available as .pdf files; they will moved online in 2022.  Here are the links to all textbooks:

French 101: French OER 1

French 102: French OER 2

French 201: Français 201 |  French OER 3 (coming September 2022)

French 202: Français 202 | French OER 4 (coming September 2022)

This means that all required materials are free for students enrolled in these classes. All course materials will be provided electronically through the course Canvas page.


Faculty:

Prof. William J. Carrasco
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3273
wcarrasco@palomar.edu