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French Three

FR 211W

French Three

FR 211W

Course Description

Prerequisite: FR 112 or two semesters of college-level French, or two years 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 the English languages. Conducts class in French as much as possible. Requires supplemental (outside of class) listening, reading, speaking, and writing work using ancillary materials and the textbook’s Internet site. (60-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Refine all of the objectives from FR 111 and FR 112.

Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to 3rd semester Elementary / Intermediate French

Objectives:

  • Continue to perfect the capacity to narrate in the past tense using the imparfait of regular and irregular verbs
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish in the past tense the usages of the imparfait and the passé composé
  • Demonstrate the capability of using various irregular verbs and of refining their usages in common conversations
  • Demonstrate the ability to use correct French syntax and morphology, including the correct formation and placement of adverbs, adjectives, and object pronouns.
  • Continue to develop the ability to use direct objects and indirect objects to avoid repetition
  • Show the ability to express the comparative and superlative in sentence structures.
  • Express future events and conditions using the future tense.
  • Ask and answer more complex 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 write several paragraphs in French, using grammatical concepts, correct syntax, and vocabulary from the text.
  • Develop listening skills through aural input, including but not limited to classroom interactions and video.
  • Acquire vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, that permits the expression of more complex thoughts and ideas and that will permit the receptive and expressive skills mentioned above.

Appreciate the richness and diversity of francophone culture

Objectives:

  • Use formal and informal speech appropriately for this level.
  • Identify several French- speaking countries and / or regions and describe some of the customs, traditions, or foods that are typical of the country and / or region.
  • Make connections between French language and culture in the classroom and the global community.
  • Continue to expand on the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons.
  • Compare some of the differences between the French and the English language, including but not limited to, syntax and grammatical gender differences.