Learning goals & objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

French majors will demonstrate effective skills at the ACTFL advanced-low level according to three Communicative Modes: Interpretive, Interpersonal, Presentational.  

Students will:
  • Objective A: demonstrate literal and figurative comprehension based on authentic written and/or aural materials (Interpretative);
  • Objective B: actively and accurately negotiate meaning in fluent interpersonal communications (Interpersonal);
  • Objective C:   accurately and fluently present oral information, concepts and ideas in a cohesive manner to an audience (Presentational).

Student Learning Goal 2

French majors will demonstrate knowledge of the target culture.

Students will: 
  • Objective A: interpret how political, social, economic, geographic, and/or linguistic factors influence components of the target culture; 
  • Objective B: analyze the significance of artifacts created within the target culture as contributions made to the history of humanity. 

Student Learning Goal 3

French majors will demonstrate an ability to analyze literature written in the target language. 

Students will:
  • Objective A: identify a diverse range of literary and artistic movements in their historical, social and political contexts; 
  • Objective B:  apply critical thinking to interpret literary texts.