Class activities include: practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings, written work and oral presentations.
Conversation practice in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.
Systematic in-depth study of:
- Syntactic structures
- Culture through works of Francophone writers
The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in French at the advanced level in:
- Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
- Reading comprehension of advanced written material.
- Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view, and making hypotheses.
- Written expression: expository writing.
- Understanding and appreciating differences and similarities in cultures as expressed in the works of Francophone writers.
Written Evaluations 60%
(May include, but not limited to, writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, final written exam)
Oral Evaluations 40%
(May include, but not limited to, oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, final oral exam)
No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
A lower-advanced-level French book such as:
- Renaud and van Hooff. En bonne forme. Wiley.