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FREN100 - French I

Course Details

Course Code: FREN100 Course ID: 3004 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of the French language using an online immersion technique developed by Rosetta Stone. The student will learn basic vocabulary, verb conjugations, and grammatical usage through online listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises. The student will also learn about the cultures of French speaking nations. Please note the technical specifications below. These are required to interface with the online version of Rosetta Stone. If you cannot meet these requirements we strongly recommend you do not take this course. Please contact if you are unsure or have any questions. * The ability to download and install the speech component. * A working microphone installed on the computer for speech recognition. * Access to streaming media is also required and should be confirmed before registering for the class.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Demonstrate basic French literacy through reading, speaking, writing and listening.

  1. Identify simple French structures and vocabulary for greetings, chit chat, singular, plural, present progressive, articles, pronouns, direct objects, describing people, animals, colors, sizes, professions, questions and answers, numbers 1–6, Clothing, Quantities, and singular and plural.
  2. Differentiate French structures and vocabulary expressing Family Relationships, Numbers 7–12, and Ages, Oral Expression, In, On, and Under, Family at Home, Location and Ownership, Partitive Articles, Greetings, Introductions, getting acquainted, Clothing, Colors, Physical Attributes, Physical States, Conversational Dialogue, and Articles with Prepositions (à, au, à la, aux).
  3. Use French structures, vocabulary, and sounds communicating Locations, Times of Day, When, But, Before, After, Time of Day, Greetings, Numbers 13-20, Calendar Terms, Polite Conversation, Senses, Seasons, Speaking Languages, Numbers 21-69, Teaching and Studying Languages, Waking Up, Washing Up, Why and Because, and Grooming Habits
  4. Employ French structures, vocabulary, and sounds for Have and Need, Buying, Selling, and Shopping, Using Landmarks to Provide Directions, Leisure and Preferred Activities, Quantity Comparisons, Differentiation, Currency and Cost, Materials and Merchandise, Weight and Speed, Young and Old, Comparing and Contrasting, Size, Preference, and French Culture.
NameGrade %
French Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Introduce yourself 3.08 %
Week 2 What do you do? 3.08 %
Week 2 Virtual Voyage to a Place that Speaks French 3.08 %
Week 3 Your clothing 3.08 %
Week 3 A French Voyage 3.08 %
Week 4 Present your family 3.08 %
Week 4 Art and Architecture 3.08 %
Week 5 What do you do at work? 3.08 %
Week 5 Historic French or Francophone Figure, Era, or Government 3.08 %
Week 6 What do you do at home or on vacation? 3.08 %
Week 6 Discovering French or francophone music 3.08 %
Week 7 Your city 3.08 %
Week 8 Forum 3.08 %
Skillbuilder Quizzes 15.00 %
Skill-builder 1 2.14 %
Skill-builder 2 2.14 %
Skill-builder 3 2.14 %
Skill-builder 4 2.14 %
Skill-builder 6 2.14 %
Skill-builder 7 2.14 %
Skill-builder 5 2.14 %
Oral Exercises 20.00 %
Week 1 Oral Exercise 5.00 %
Week 3 Oral Exercise 5.00 %
Week 5 Oral Exercise 5.00 %
Week 7 Oral Exercise 5.00 %
Rosetta Stone 20.00 %
Week 2 - Rosetta Stone Unit 1 5.00 %
Week 4 - Rosetta Stone Units 1 and 2 5.00 %
Week 6 - Rosetta Stone Units 1, 2, and 3 5.00 %
Week 8 - Rosetta Stone Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 5.00 %
Final Assessment 5.00 %
French Short Essay Final Exam 5.00 %

Required Web-based Components of this Course:

To access to Rosetta Stone, click on Rosetta Stone in the online classroom in Sakai. All supporting documents dealing with troubleshooting technical details and set up are under Resources. You can also access Rosetta Stone on your mobile phone. To do so, login first through Sakai, then click on our classroom number, then on the button for Rosetta Stone in the menu to the left.

Here is the User’s Guide.

Here’s a list of technical requirements from our Classroom Support team.

Here’s How to Change your Voice Recognition Settings on Rosetta Stone

Here’s How to Pull a Learner Assessment Report to track and document your progress.

If you have technical difficulties with Rosetta Stone, please feel free to click support in the Rosetta Stone portal or contact the numbers below. Make sure now that your exercises are saving in the system as you move forward by pulling a Learner Assessment Report.

Technical Support for APUS Sakai:

Technical Support for Rosetta Stone: Here’s how to get in touch

Sometimes students must do a bit of tweaking to configure their machines during week one. Rarely do they experience these issues very long. Proactively calling Rosetta Stone Tech Support will nip these issues quickly in the bud. They have a remote access technical assistance service that can be very helpful for resolving any issues you might be experiencing. Please do give them a call if you experience problems rather than exasperating yourselves. If they are not helpful, let me know so that I can contact our sales representative on your behalf.

Additional Software Requirements:

French Accents: Required!

It is very important that you learn immediately how to type French accents through your operating system or through typing tools.

Library Course Guide:

Recommended Resources:

A good verb conjugation manual

A good French dictionary

Recommended Texts:

Library Research Guide Page

Library Language Resources

Book Title:The RosettaStone materials will be provided via the classroom.
Publication Info:RosettaStone
Electronic Unit Cost:$25.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.