This course will you to develop the skills necessary to function in simple communicative situations, to acquire knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and to foster an awareness of the various cultural aspects of the Francophonie mondiale. Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to use basic vocabulary in simple contexts; use basic grammatical structures; pronounce correctly a variety of basic sound patterns; and, understand brief statements and questions. This is course covers the contents usually studied in a first-year university/college course in French language.