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Robyn Marshall
French Instructor

MA - UC Berkeley; BA - UCLA; Studies at Univ. de Bordeaux, Alliance Francaise (Paris); Monterey Institute of International Studies; With Cabrillo College since 1979. Scroll down or click for course information.

Bonjour classe!
PLEASE NOTE: The Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 26, 2024.

Please check back frequently online and here for updates and any changes.

FR-1-01 Elem. French I Section 1 will meet ON CAMPUS MW in Building 300, Room 313 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

FR-1-02 Elem. French I Section 2 will meet on-line via Zoom TTH from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


You will need high speed Internet access, as both French classes will require you to study independently and complete exercises in Connect, our online workbook and in Canvas, the learning management system here at Cabrillo. The French 1-02 class is offered online only with two required Zoom meetings each week.

Enrolled and waitlisted students: Before the first class, you will receive a "welcome" email. For both sections, it will reiterate the information below about the materials you will need* and for those of you in Section 2, it will tell you how to join the first Zoom class session. If you do not receive this information, or if you have any questions, feel free to email me. If the class you want is full, be sure to get on the waitlist.

Please make sure your e-mail address is up-to-date in WebAdvisor (Student Planning) by clicking on Verify/Change My Contact Information under User Account. As noted above, I will be in touch with enrolled students via email before the start of the semester.

I'm looking forward to working with you! During the semester, besides learning the French language, you will become more aware of global francophone culture, and of its influence on international affairs, the arts, history, literature, food, fashion, etc.!

COURSE STRUCTURE: In class: I will present new material online, and you will practice the new structures and vocabulary with your classmates together and in small groups. At home: you will (hopefully!) go over what we did in class, study the corresponding grammar sections in your book and do the text book and on-line exercises and assignments. Voila! A bientot!

REQUIRED MATERIALS: We will be using the 8th edition of the textbook, "Deux Mondes" by Terrell, et al for both Elementary French I sections . The Cabrillo Bookstore offers 2 versions of it. I recommend the "bundle," a soft bound book called "Introduction to French" (a special edition for Cabrillo students) with an e-book and 2-year access to Connect. The other version is an e-book only with limited on-line access to Connect. You need only one version. Both come with the code that you will need to access your online workbook, "Connect." If you buy elsewhere, or buy or rent a used copy of the book, you may not have the necessary code to access Connect. Check with me before buying, if you have any questions.