French TwoFR 112
Prerequisite: FR 111, or one semester of college-level French, or one year of high school French, any with a grade of "C" or better or permission of instructor. Continues to introduce students to the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary of modern spoken and written French and to correct pronunciation patterns by means of oral-aural practice, small group interaction, reading of simple texts, and written exercises. Continues to introduce students to certain aspects of francophone culture and to the differences between the French and English languages. Requires supplemental (outside of class) listening, reading, speaking, and writing using ancillary materials and the textbook's Internet site. (60-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Refine all of the objectives from FR 111.
Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to 2nd semester Elementary French.
- Narrate in the past using the passé composé of regular and some irregular verbs in formulaic conversations about familiar topics covered in the text.
- Talk about daily routines using reflexive verbs.
- Develop the ability to avoid repetition by using object pronouns.
- Point out people and things using demonstrative adjectives.
- Give direct commands to others.
- Distinguish between the verbs savoir and connaître (to know).
- Ask and answer simple questions about oneself and others.
- Read a passage of text in French to gather information and demonstrate understanding of the passage.
- Demonstrate the ability to express negation and to use negative expressions.
- Continue to develop listening skills through oral input, including but not limited to classroom interactions and video.
- Demonstrate the ability to write brief paragraphs in French, using grammatical concepts, correct syntax, and vocabulary from the text.
- Acquire vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, that will permit the receptive and expressive skills mentioned above.
Appreciate the richness and diversity of French (francophone) culture
- Identify several French speaking countries and / or regions.
- Make connections between French language and culture in the classroom and the global community.
- Develop a continued ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons.
- Compare some of the differences between the French and the English languages, including but not limited to, syntax and grammatical gender differences.