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French Program

The French Program offers a sequence of courses in the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. On the intermediate level, courses are designed for specific needs: conversation, grammar review and literature. The Associate in Arts Degree may be obtained through French major.

 

French Courses

- FR 101 & 102 Beggining French - Essentials of spoken and written language for the beginner. 

- FR 103 Intermediate French I - Review of basic structures, vocabulary building, development of listening comprehension, reading skills and oral expression. 

- FR 104 Intermediate French II -  Readings and discussions in French contemporary cultural topics such as: society, history, art, cinema and literature. Review of basic syntax begun in French 103 is continued. Furthermore,  practice in the subjunctive and literary tenses. 

- FR 120 Beginning Conversation - Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in French at the elementary level. 

- FR 130 & 140 Intermediate Conversation - Designed to increase the student’s vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences. 

- FR 132 Intermediate Literary Readings - Designed for the student who wishes to improve reading, speaking and writing skills and vocabulary. Emphasizes oral and written communication with a focus on the discussion, synthesis and analysis of short literary works. 

- FR 142 Advanced Literary Readings - Designed for the student who wishes to improve reading, speaking and writing skills and vocabulary. Course emphasizes oral and written communication with a focus on the discussion, synthesis and analysis of short literary works. 

 

Scholarship

Claire Brossoit Hoffner Scholarship for Study of the French Language

Claire Hoffner, a dedicated French instructor at SBCC from 1967 to 1991, established this scholarship to provide support and encouragement to motivated students who are studying the French language. It is available to students studying French in SBCC’s School of Modern Languages. Applicants must carry nine (9) or more units and be enrolled in at least one (1) French language course each semester. They must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and be U.S. citizens. They may be entering, continuing, reentering, or transferring students. Recipients may use the award for tuition, fees, books, and/or expenses of living, childcare, transportation, and/or travel costs. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office (SS-217).

 Link to Financial Aid Website

 https://www.sbcc.edu/financialaid/  + EMAIL CONTACT 

 

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Student

Each Spring Semester at the Outstanding Students Awards Banquet, two students are celebrated as distinguished Modern Languages students. Selections are made on the basis of academic excellence and linguistic achievement.

Claire Brossoit Hoffner Scholarship for Study of the French Language
Claire Hoffner, a dedicated French instructor at SBCC from 1967 to 1991, established this scholarship to provide support and encouragement to motivated students who are studying the French language. It is available to students studying French in SBCC’s School of Modern Languages. Applicants must carry nine (9) or more units and be enrolled in at least one (1) French language course each semester. They must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and be U.S. citizens. They may be entering, continuing, reentering, or transferring students. Recipients may use the award for tuition, fees, books, and/or expenses of living, childcare, transportation, and/or travel costs. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office (SS-217).

 

French News Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/tv/onlinenews.shtml 

http://www.world-newspapers.com/france.html 

 

 French Grammar Links

http://www.collinsdictionary.com

 http://www.wordreference.com/

 

Contact Professor

French and Italian Program Coordinator
Dr. Laura Gardinali (H-316, ext. 3458)

 

Faculty & Offices

- Christine Nivet -  Instructor, French. M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara, M.A (s), France Universities (Tours and Clermont Ferrand).       Contact Information   (805) 965-0581   cnivet@pipeline.sbcc.edu

- Regine Atwater  (1997) Instructor, French. M.A. UCLA; PhD UCLA.    Contact Information  (805) 965-0581  regineatwater@gmail.com

- Annie Moynihan Stillwell -  Instructor, French.    Contact Information   (805) 965-0581   anniemoynihanstilwell@gmail.com

- Rene Basile -  Instructor, French. Double BA in French and Spanish Literature and Linguistics, MA in Romance Languages Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara; MA in FLE (French as Foreign Language) University of Clermond Ferrand, France, TOEFL degree ( UCSB Extension).     Contact Information   (805) 965-0581    rgbasile@pipeline.sbcc.edu

- Francoise Arie (2011), Instructor, French. B.A. U of Hawaii; M.A. U of Hawaii.    Contact Information  (805) 965-0581     http://www.flarie@pipeline.sbcc.edu%20%20%20%20

 

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