FRE 213 - Intermediate French Conversation I
A communicative approach to develop comprehension of the spoken language and ability to communicate with native speakers at the beginning intermediate level. French spoken by native speakers from France, Quebec and Africa will be used to train students for real life communication appropriate for social and career related situations. To develop linguistic skills, intensive training in comprehension and communication will be enhanced by the use of video and audio materials, and interactive websites. Language structures will be practiced in context using related text materials and culture, as well as topics of interest such as current events. Students will be evaluated on their linguistic achievement and performance, their level of aural comprehension and conversational competence at this intermediate level of communication. Two class hours.
Prerequisite(s): FRE 203 taken concurrently, or successful completion of high school French 4, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss events in the past, present, and future in French.
2. Sustain a conversation in everyday French by accurately asking (or responding to) questions dealing with health or current events.
3. Discuss cultural traditions of the Francophone world.
4. Identify and list orally the cultural traditions of the Francophone world covered during the course.
Course Offered Fall and Spring