This course is a continuation of French 100. Its objective is to help students develop the skills necessary to function in simple communicative situations, to acquire knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and to foster an awareness of the various cultural aspects of the Francophone world. Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to: understand simple conversations formed of sentences in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms, and distinguish between the three main time frames; participate in communicative exchanges on a variety of daily topics using the structures and vocabulary taught in class; correctly apply fundamental grammar rules in speaking and writing; demonstrate knowledge of the various cultural components discussed in the course.

FRENCH 101 - BEGINNER COURSE 2

FRENCH 101 - BEGINNER COURSE 2

This course is a continuation of French 100. Its objective is to help students develop the skills necessary to function in simple communicative situations, to acquire knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and to foster an awareness of the various cultural aspects of the Francophone world. Specifically, at the end ofthe course, students should be able to:

  • Understand simple conversations formed of sentences in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms, and distinguish between the three main time frames.
  • Participate in communicative exchanges on a variety of daily topics using the structures and vocabulary taught in class.
  • Correctly apply fundamental grammar rules in speaking and writing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various cultural components discussed in the course.
19 lessons 2.43 hours Beginner

OBINNA EJIGHI AHU

SINTEL

CHIDERA NA CHIOMA (PAPA ANATA)

ALA ANU (ANIMAL KINGDOM)

ANIMATED IGBO CARTOONS PROJECT

Igbo, a language of over thirty million native speakers living predominantly in South-Eastern Nigeria, and which, due to immigration, now has a significant native-speaker representation in North America, is categorized as an endangered language due to sociolinguistic factors resulting in decreasing native-speaker competence. In North America and everywhere else where Igbo is spoken, modern professional families often have neither time nor the knowledge of the oral traditions to transfer to their children. We are stepping in to provide an avenue for the Igbo child/family to learn language, values, customs, ethics, etc., through media contents such as video lessons, cartoons and folktales.

This collaborative and interdisciplinary project focuses on preserving the Igbo language, which, according to the UNESCO and endangered language scholars, will be extinct in 50 years. This website is designed to be a Learning Management System, and an online language centre where adults can access video lessons and animations; young learners, cartoons and animated videos; and parents, cartoons and language tools to teach Igbo to their children.