This is the first half of a year’s course for students with little or no background in the French language. Listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are developed within the limits of basic vocabulary, idioms, and grammar.
This course is a continuation of FRN 101. The student’s knowledge of vocabulary and grammar expands to include multiple tenses and use of the verbs. The four language skills listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing continue to be developed.
Pre-requisites: FRN 101 with a minimum grade of C
French 201 is a continuation of French 101 and 102. This course is designed to strengthen the four language skills through listening, oral, and written exercises. This intermediate level of French will review grammar points covered in the introductory stages, but focus more heavily on conversational skills by working on dialogues and oral presentations. Cultural variations and significance will be explored through selected readings from the text, short newspaper articles, and films.
French 202 is a continuation of FRN 201. This course aims to further develop and enhance the four language skills and create a greater sense of cultural awareness and appreciation. This will be accomplished through films, course lectures, and articles. Classes will be conducted, for the most part, in French; students will be encouraged to address each other and the professor in French. Class readings will engage students in contemporary concerns in the French and Francophone world; student will be expected to analyze their own views based on the readings. The language’s practical side will be further emphasized by discussing how to give directions and handle daily situations. In addition to developing conversational skills, students will also begin to write short analytical papers.