Robyn Marshall
French Instructor

Bonjour classe!

PLEASE NOTE: The Spring Semester begins on Monday, January 29, 2024.

The following courses will be delivered online via Zoom.

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

FR-1-01 Elem. French I will meet on-line via Zoom TTH from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

FR-2-01 Elem. French II will meet on-line via Zoom MW from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


You will need high speed Internet access, as both French classes will be offered online only with two required Zoom meetings each week. Outside of Zoom classes, you will be expected to study independently and complete exercises in Connect, our online workbook, and in Canvas.

Enrolled and waitlisted students: Before the first class, you will receive a welcome email. It will tell you how to join the first Zoom class session and what materials you will need for the course*. 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 so that you will receive instructions about how to attend the first Zoom session.

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. 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 "break-out" 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!

TEXTBOOK & ONLINE WORKBOOK (Connect): We will be using the 8th edition of the textbook, "deux mondes" by Terrell, et al for both Elementary French I and Elementary French II. The Cabrillo Bookstore offers 2 versions of it. One is soft bound called "Introduction to French" (a special edition for Cabrillo students) and the other is a loose leaf version called "deux mondes." 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. Check with me if you have any questions.