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About This Micro-Credential

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Does your career expose you to another language? Or maybe learning a foreign language is on your bucket list? The Start Speaking French micro-credential is designed to teach linguistic skills at the intermediate-low proficiency level as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language).

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Skills You Will Gain

Foreign Languages

French

Speaking French

Oral and Written Communication

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the topic and related information in short informational and fictional texts.
  • Identify the main idea in short conversations.
  • Create simple sentences and ask appropriate follow-up questions during interactions.
  • Discuss familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.
  • Present personal information using simple sentences.
  • Express preferences and explain feelings about familiar topics using simple sentences.

Required Courses

  • FRE 101 - Elementary French I
  • FRE 102 - Elementary French II
  • FRE 201 - Intermediate French I
  • FRE 202 - Intermediate French II

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact

Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Caryn Connelly
connellyc1@nku.edu
Start Speaking French, First semester offered: Fall 2019

Micro-Credentials

Northern Kentucky University
Local: +1 (859) 572-5825
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