College of DuPage


French 1101: Elementary French I



Welcome to French 1101 Internet, Elementary French I.  This course develops the ability to speak, understand, read, and write French in a cultural and communicative context. French 1101 Internet is for the beginning student with no prior experience in the language.  This is a four-credit hour course that may not be repeated for credit. French 1101 Internet never meets in the classroom; all coursework and exams are completed online.   

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate a basic communicative knowledge of:

Active class preparedness

Although learning French via the Internet provides maximum flexibility, it is by no means a shortcut to acquiring the language.   Estimates are difficult due to the complex nature of language acquisition; however, we have found that most successful students need to dedicate at least 8 to 10 hours a week to this course--double that time during an intensive course sequence, such as the summer 8 week program.

Independent study takes discipline and dedication. You are responsible for pacing your work throughout the semester and meeting all important due dates and deadlines. The most successful flexible learning students adhere to the course calendar due dates provided by the instructor and follow it faithfully. If you have never taken an independent study course before, please visit the Orientation to Online Learning.

Technical Requirements

You will have technical and hardware requirements for Blackboard and the Promenades Supersite.  Click on the links below,to read about such requirements and compatibility issues. You will need a webcam, microphone and working speakers on your computer for this course.


For questions about the course, please contact the instructor. We look forward to your enrollment in Elementary French I Online. You will improve your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills and acquire a plethora of cultural knowledge related to the francophone world.