FRN 101 Elementary French I, FRN 102 Elementary French II, FRN 201 Intermediate French I, and FRN 202 Intermediate French II require that students contact the language coordinator in order to gain proficiency credits.

FRN 202 Intermediate French II may be used to fulfill the humanities requirement for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Engineering Science degrees. 

All FRN courses numbered 100 and above may be used to fulfill the liberal education requirement in the Associate of Applied Science degree.

All FRN courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement in the AA and AS degrees.

FRN 101 Elementary French I (4)(4,0)

Designed for students who have no previous background in French. Includes essentials of grammar, pronunciation, practice in sentence structure, elementary composition and conversation. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of the following skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 HICT) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $528 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:None. Students who are native speakers or who have previous knowledge of the language are strongly encouraged to take placement testing in the Testing Center. Students may apply to receive (proficiency) credit for each course for which they demonstrate mastery through placement testing.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

FRN 102 Elementary French II (4)(4,0)

Continuation of FRN 101, Elementary French. Four hours of presentation, discussion and practice. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 HICT) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $528 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in FRN 101; one year of H.S. French with grade of C or better; one semester of French in college with a grade of C or better; or placement.

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

FRN 201 Intermediate French I (4)(4,0)

Builds on FRN 101 and FRN 102 grammar aspects and vocabulary review. Specifically focuses on more complex grammar concepts, composition, vocabulary building and conversation. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 HICT) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $528 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FRN 102; two years of H.S. French with grade of C or better; two semesters of French in college with a grade of C or better; or placement.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

FRN 202 Intermediate French II (4)(4,0)

Includes general grammar review of structure and most verb tenses. Presents additional tenses to complete the French verb system. Expands vocabulary and integrates composition exercises. Oral presentations and written assignments will be based on language and cultural audio and video tapes. The reading of short stories, novels, plays and/or poetry by French authors may also be assigned in preparation for class discussion. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Humanities requirement. IAI Course Number: H1 900. Proficiency Credit Available (2 HICT) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $528 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Other: Grade of C or better in FRN 201; three years of H.S. French with grade of C or better; three semesters of French in college with a grade of C or better; or placement.

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

FRN 211 Conversational French I (3)(3,0)

This conversation course allows students to use basic language skills learned in elementary French classes. Students develop confidence in speaking as they interact with each other and with instructor in French. Guidance is provided for discussion topics, vocabulary use and grammatical structure, but, explanations are kept at a minimum. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available NOTE: This course is not a substitute for FRN 201 and 202 which are required for Foreign Language majors.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in FRN 102; two years of H.S. French with grade of C or better; two semesters of French in college with a grade of C or better; or placement.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

FRN 212 Conversational French II (3)(3,0)

Students aim at becoming more fluent speakers, as all conversations in class will be in French. Specifically assigned discussion topics focus on expanding vocabulary use and gaining confidence in the application of grammatical principles. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available NOTE: This course is not a substitute for the second semester of FRN 202 which Foreign Language majors must take to complete requirements.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in FRN 211; Grade of C or better in FRN 201; three years of H.S. French with grade of C or better; three semesters of French in college with a grade of C or better; or placement.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

FRN 261 French Conversation Composition (3)(3,0)

Intensive work aimed at developing speaking and writing skills. Considerable attention paid to spontaneous conversation styles and precise composition work. The increase of comprehension skills will be supported by the use of audio and video tapes and films. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in FRN 202; four years of H.S. French with grade of C or better; four semesters of French in college with a grade of C or better; or placement.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

FRN 262 Advanced French Composition Conv (3)(3,0)

Continuation of FRN 261, French Conversation and Composition, with emphasis on compositions based on literary works of major authors, current newspapers and periodicals. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in FRN 261; or five semesters of French in college with a grade of C or better; or placement.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies