This course is specifically designed with the needs and strengths of native or proficient speakers of one or more Romance languages in mind, so that the similarities with French can be used to promote specific learning paths. This is an intensive French language course, which combines TWO semesters in ONE, covering all the materials usually covered in two semesters. The course provides an accelerated introduction to French, allowing students who successfully complete it to enroll in French 3, gaining faster access to Upper Division courses. The general objectives are to provide students with the basic tools for oral and written communication in French, but also to
offer them the opportunity to learn about French culture and life, to reflect on intercultural differences and similarities and to become more aware ‘multilingual subjects’ in our plurilingual society.