FREN202 Intermediate French II
Department of Language & Literature: French
- I. Course Number and Title
- FREN202 Intermediate French II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- FREN201 (C or better) or equivalent or permission of the Department of Language & Literature
- V. Other Pertinent Information
Students spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities, such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Diversity.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course reviews basic essentials of vocabulary and grammatical constructions and presents further constructions not covered in FREN201. The course provides additional material for a solid foundation in conversation and composition and continues to place emphasis on knowledge and appreciation of the cultural backgrounds of French-speaking countries.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
- recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
- demonstrate ability to write increasingly complex sentences in French; and
- explain an increasing number of aspects of life in the French-speaking countries [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Irregular verbs
- Direct and indirect object pronouns, both personal and impersonal
- The imperfect tense
- Expressions of quantity
- Expressions of time
- Reflexive verbs
Vocabulary and social contexts:
- Parts of the body
- The French school system
- School subjects and majors
- Technology and communication vocabulary
- Health and sports
- The French university experience
- Francophone culture and art
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use text, audio program, workbook, and multimedia resources of second-year proficiency-based French program. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015