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Certificate of Achievement
French

The Certificate of Achievement in French is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the essentials of the French language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. This certificate is intended for students pursuing other degrees or careers not necessarily related to the French language but who still want to learn the language. With this certificate, students can petition their employer for any benefits that may be available for those who have skills in French. Students who successfully complete the certificate will be able to communicate competently in French at a basic conversational level. While students will not be able to act as an interpreter, they will be able to communicate directly with clients, customers, coworkers, or community members who are French speakers and whose English proficiency may be limited.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
FR 101 - French IM4.5
FR 101 - French I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the essentials of French language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of French-speaking culture (history, philosophy, and politics) will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those interested in learning to speak French as well as those seeking a degree in the French language

Total Semester Units:4.5 
2nd Semester
FR 102 - French IIM4.5
FR 102 - French II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite:Completion of FR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of 2 years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a continuation to the essentials of the French Language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of French-speaking culture (history, philosophy, and politics) will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those interested in continuing to learn to speak French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

Total Semester Units:4.5 
3rd Semester
FR 201 - French IIIM4.5
FR 201 - French III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: FR 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of three years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course stresses advanced conversational, reading, writing and translation skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding spoken French as well as on proficiency and accuracy in speaking French. The course will include an introduction to French literature as well as the reading of one novel in French to be determined by the instructor. Various facets of French culture, philosophy, politics and history will also be explored. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

Total Semester Units:4.5 
4th Semester
FR 202 - French IVM4.5
FR 202 - French IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: FR 201 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of four years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory:ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a continuation of FR 201. The course stresses advanced conversational, reading, writing and translation skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding spoken French as well as on proficiency and accuracy in speaking French. The course will include an introduction to French literature as well as the reading of one novel in French to be determined by the instructor.In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. Various facets of French culture, philosophy, politics and history will also be explored. This course is intended for those interested in continuing to learn to speak French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

Total Semester Units:4.5 
Total Units for French COA program 18.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course

Advising Sheet:
French-COA-20-21.pdf
   

Program Learning Outcomes

Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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