Texas Common Number: FREN 1411
|Course Number||Course Title||Semester||Day & Time||Instructor||Course Fee||Register|
|FR 406||Introductory French I-WB||Spring 2018||Online||TBA||$1100.00||Class not available|
Course Type: On-Demand Online
- Students can participate from any location with a reliable high-speed internet connection. No set meeting times.
- Some courses require exams that must be taken in-person at an approved testing center. Details are in the course description below.
- Courses are organized into a series of lessons with set deadlines for completing assignments throughout the semester.
- Students set their own schedule for watching lectures and other videos, and for completing assigned work, so long as deadlines are met.
Meets January 16 – May 4. This online course is offered on demand and for the most part can be done on the student's own schedule. There are weekly due dates for all assignments.
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 daytoday interactions (e.g., vendors in the market, waiters at a café, children getting ready to go to school, etc.) These videobased materials provide authenticity and immediacy lacking in most commercially produced textbooks.
In addition to working independently on the online activities, there are also synchronous and asynchronous interactions with classmates. You should anticipate an average of 14-18 hours of work per week, depending on the types and number of activities assigned. There are no exams.
Official UT Austin Course 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.
Reliable internet connection (wired connection is recommended for synchronous interactions and video recordings). A computer with webcam, microphone and headphones.