In the French Department we expect our students to achieve three learning outcomes by the time they graduate from Willamette University.
Student Learning Outcomes for the French Major
- To reach the advanced level of proficiency as defined by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The advanced level is characterized by the ability to understand main ideas and most details of connected discourse on a variety of topics beyond the immediacy of the situation
- To be able to initiate, sustain and bring to closure a wide variety of communication tasks, including those that require an increased ability to convey meaning with diverse language strategies
- To be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of French and Francophone literatures, history and cultures through completion of a research project in the senior year