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Intermediate French Conversation

FR 214

Intermediate French Conversation

FR 214

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: FR 212; or four semesters of college-level French; or four years of High School French, any with a minimum grade of C; or permission of instructor.

Offers the opportunity to read and discuss short authentic literary and non literary texts in French and to watch and discuss selected video samples in French. Discusses selected topics such as differences in cultures, educational systems, families, political systems, etc. Conducts course in French. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to intermediate level French.

Objectives:

  • Discuss selected French texts and video samples.
  • Formulate emotional and analytical responses to selected French texts and video samples and to the responses of others.
  • Use a variety of tenses and vocabulary to discuss the literary and non-literary texts and video samples.
  • Use strategies for decoding unfamiliar vocabulary and for negotiating meaning.
  • Differentiate between the use of standard French and French slang in daily conversation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use French idioms appropriately in conversation.

Compare and contrast differences between one's own culture and francophone cultures in a sensitive and informed manner.

Objectives:

  • Identify several French speaking countries and regions, as well as several French speaking populations in the Americas (e.g. Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean).
  • Describe the connections between French language and francophone culture in the classroom and the global community.
  • Describe the diversity of francophone cultures, including, but not limited to, cultural products, practices, and attitudes.
  • Compare and contrast some of the differences that exist between francophone cultures of different regions and the students' culture.
  • Examine and explain one's attitudes about francophone culture.
  • Develop the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons.