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Bonjour, I am a member of the Foreign Languages Faculty at De Anza College. If you want to know more about me, see my Bio page. In Fall 2014, I will be teaching three classes: 1) FR1 will meet everyday in Room L61 from 8:30 AM to 9:20 AM. 2) FR1 will meet only on Saturdays. This class starts on September 27, from 9 AM to 1:45 PM in Room L61. 3) *FR3 will meet also everyday from 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM. (*This class requires that you have completed FR1 and FR2. If you didn't complete these classes at De Anza, see the steps to obtain a prerequisite clearance below). The book that we will be using for the two FR1 classes is "Vis-a-Vis" Sixth Edition by Amon, Muyskens, Omaggio and Hadley. For FR3 we will still be using the 5th Edition of Vis-a-Vis. Those books are available at De Anza Book Store, to buy or to rent and also on line at for example. Syllabus, exams reviews, quizzes, extra practices will be sent to you via email, so please, when registering, provide Admissions with a correct, working email address since no copied material, beside chapters exams and final will be provided.


Summer 2014 Office Hour: To be announced.

Some websites that are helpful for pronunciation, grammar and culture

De Anza College Web site:

Contact info:

If you have questions about the above courses you can email me at: PREREQUISITE: *If you need a prerequisite for FR2 or FR3, here are the steps that you need to follow: Students wishing to enroll in a World Language at Level 2 or higher, but who have not completed the prerequisite course(s) at De Anza, must go through the prerequisite clearance process in order to have the block on their registration lifted.

Here is a link to general info on De Anza's web site about World Languages Prerequisite Clearance:

And here is a direct link to the World Languages Equivalency Evaluation form that you need to submit:

In addition to the Equivalency Evaluation Form, students must show documentation of having completed the prerequisite. High school or college transcripts will be sufficient documentation. A photocopy or pdf is fine. If you do not have documentation, please refer to the World Languages Equivalency Evaluation form, above.

Please submit the World Languages Equivalency Evaluation Form, as well as any supporting documentation, directly to me via email. If necessary, we can meet in person at De Anza.

If it is determined that you have met the prerequisite, I will ask the Assessment Office to clear you to register for French 2, or 3 and they will contact you by email when the clearance has been entered.

Thanks for your interest in our French program. Feel free to contact me and if you have other questions email Mrs Karst at:

 Updated Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:34:24 AM by Chantal Thao -
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