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FREN 1470 - Elementary French 2

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: FREN 1460  or two or more years of high school French

(formerly FREN 1270)

This course continues students’ development of French language and culture by building and expanding on the culture, vocabulary and language structures learned in FREN 1460. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing and allow for further cultural exposure. Students are required to use computer based technology to practice these skills.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in oral language skills beyond Elementary French 1.


  1. Pronounce individual sounds, including appropriate intonation and stress, with little or no interference in order to be understood by a Native Speaker.
  2. Form and produce entire sentences with no hesitation and natural pauses.
  3. Engage in conversations with a Native Speaker in the present or near future tense about the following topics (includes both initiating conversations as well as responding appropriately to speech of a Native Speaker):
    1. Food-related shopping possibilities, restaurants
    2. Numbers, money
    3. Expressing desire, ability, obligation
    4. Vacation, sports, geographical names
    5. Means of transportation
    6. Making polite requests
    7. New technology, communication, and media
    8. Describing the past
    9. Urban life

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use French vocabulary beyond Elementary French 1.

Objectives: Regarding topics such as grocery shopping, restaurants, numbers and money, vacation, sports, geographic names, transportation, technology, communication, media, and urban life:

  1. Use vocabulary when speaking.
  2. Respond to a Native Speaker who has used the vocabulary.
  3. Use vocabulary in writing.
  4. Demonstrate reading comprehension skills by discussing subject matter and/or answering questions based on the passage read.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use grammar structures beyond Elementary French 1 in speaking and writing.


  1. Use adjectives (demonstrative, interrogative, placement).
  2. Identify the difference between and conjugate the present perfect, and the simple past tenses.
  3. Conjugate some basic verb forms in the conditional.
  4. Use adverbs.
  5. Use pronouns.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and discuss aspects of French culture beyond Elementary French 1.


  1. Recognize and discuss some geographical, economical and cultural aspects of some French speaking countries and/or communities such as:
    1. French shopping habits
    2. Restaurant etiquette
    3. Québec
    4. Vacations in the Francophone world, tourism, French vacation habits
    5. Means of transportation in France and their usage
    6. French TV, telephone, and internet services
    7. Francophone Africa
    8. The structure of French cities
  2. Compare cultural differences.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Chapter 6: Demonstrative Adjectives

  1. The Verbs vouloir, pouvoir, and devoir
  2. The Interrogative Adjective quel
  3. The Placement of Adjectives

Chapter 7: Verbs Conjugated Like dormir, venir

  1. The passé composé with avoir
  2. The passé composé with être
  3. Uses of depuis, pendant, and il y a

Chapter 8: Introduction to the Present Conditional

  1. Prepositions with Geographical Names
  2. Affirmative and Negative Adverbs
  3. Affirmative and Negative Pronouns

Chapter 9: The imparfait

  1. Direct Object Pronouns
  2. Indirect Object Pronouns
  3. The Verbs voir and croire

Chapter 10: The passé composé Versus the imparfait

  1. The Pronouns y and en
  2. Savoir and connaître

Primary Faculty
Rahmouni El Idrissi, Amine
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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