This course will help students develop the skills necessary to function in simple communicative situations, to acquire knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and to foster an awareness of the various cultural aspects of the Francophone world.
This course is a continuation of French 100. So, you need a basic knowledge in French to take this course. The course objective is to help students develop the skills necessary to function in simple communicative situations, to acquire knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and to foster an awareness of the various cultural aspects of the Francophone world. Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to: understand simple conversations formed of sentences in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms, and distinguish between the three main time frames; participate in communicative exchanges on a variety of daily topics using the structures and vocabulary taught in class; correctly apply fundamental grammar rules in speaking and writing; demonstrate knowledge of the various cultural components discussed in the course.
Dr. Igwe was born in Nigeria and trained in Canada. With an MA in French Linguistics from the University of Regina, and PhD in Applied Linguistics from Dalhousie University, Halifax, he is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina (Canada), where he’s been teaching since June of 2007.
His first book titled Taking Back Nigeria from 419 was published in 2007. In addition to his love for academics, Dr. Igwe is a passionate servant of the people. He has served in different organisations such as the Nigerian Association of Nova Scotia. Dr. Igwe has also served on several city and provincial boards such as the Board of Directors of the Provincial Organization for Heritage Languages and the Multilingual Association of Regina.
Dr. Igwe is also very passionate about saving the Nigerian indigenous languages from extinction. He has a number of scholarly articles and conference papers in the field of language endangerment and preservation. He is the founder of the Igbo Language and Cultural School Online, and founder and Chief Editor of the Igbo Radio. Dr. Igwe is also the founder and Managing Editor of the Sask Magazine of African Arts and Culture.
He is an International Correspondent to Voice of Nigeria, Lagos.
Dr. Igwe currently pursues a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip Laws) and Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of London, UK.