Additional information available on the Foreign Languages Department website.
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PPCC’s world language programs are built around the standards put forth by The American Council on the Teaching of World Languages (ACTFL). ACTFL establishes a framework guiding the standards of world language study. When you study French, you will communicate with others in French, both in and out of the classroom. You will learn about and experience other cultures, make connections between your target language and other disciplines, make comparisons between your native culture/language and the target language and culture; and become active in communities of the language you are learning. The AA degree with designation in French includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA degree) in French or any other discipline. An AA degree with designation in French may be a good beginning to any four-year degree as it is a valuable enhancement to any Bachelor’s degree program. All four-year universities in Colorado now have a minimum world language requirement as part of admission. World language study is compatible with all other disciplines, especially law enforcement, health professions, education, social and behavioral sciences, business, journalism and art history.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the French program, students should be able to:
- Develop a central message
- Employ language that enhances the presentation
- Incorporate language that is appropriate to the audience
- Demonstrate performance skills, (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) to share content with or present to a particular audience for a specific occasion and purpose (execute delivery)
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .