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FREN101 - French II

Course Details

Course Code: FREN101 Course ID: 3005 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a continuation of FREN100, French I. Students will continue to build vocabulary and be introduced to more advanced grammatical usage. In addition to similar—but more advanced—online listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises, students will also learn to communicate in more abstract patterns of thought as demonstrated through the use of cartoons and humor. 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 intermediate French literacy through reading, speaking, writing and listening.

  1. Identify structures, vocabulary, and sounds for Travel and Destinations, Spatial Relationships, Exploring Ordinal Numbers, Directions and Location, Subject Pronouns, The Present Tense, Telling Time, Arriving and Departing, Travel and Distance, Weather Today, Weather Tomorrow, le passé composé
  2. Differentiate structures, vocabulary, and sounds for Future Tenses, Giving, Letter Writing, Oral Comprehension, School Subjects, Meaning and Understanding, Imperfect, When and Was, Work Role, Practicing the Imperfect, Manners, le passé composé vs. l’imparfait.
  3. Use structures, vocabulary, and sounds for Formal Imperatives, Giving and Following Instructions, Months of the Year, Social Interaction Verbs, Timeliness and Numbers Greater Than 10, Contact Information, Calendar Dates, Imperatives, Future, Parties and Meals, Requirements, Celebrations and Culture, Oral Expression, Music and Forms of Good and Bad, Busy and Free, Apology and Acceptance, Conditional Mode
  4. Employ structures, vocabulary, and sounds for Expectations About the Future, Asking and Answering, Dining In and Dining Out, Music and Art, Cities, Seek and Find, Accentuation, Intonation, Rhythmic Groups, Worship Sites and Basic Emotions, Length of Time Sequencing, An Aspect of Culture, Vacations, Quantity and Ability, Going to the Beach.

Required Texts:


Required Equipment for Rosetta Stone Use:

If you would like Rosetta Stone to work properly, you should procure a working headset that connects to the USB port. If you do not have one, you can purchase one cheaply online. Here is how

to configure your headset.

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. J 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

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.