COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
FRE 201 - INTERMEDIATE
FRENCH I (3 CR.)
Continues to develop
understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. French is used in
the classroom. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of Intermediate
French is to enable the student to become more proficient in speaking and
understanding French in a greater variety of situations. The student continues
to develop understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
The prerequisite for
this course is FRE102 - "Beginning French II" or equivalent.
The student will
understand content referring to basic personal background and needs, social
conventions and somewhat more complex situations, such as lodging, transportation,
shopping, personal interests and activities, and a greater diversity of
instructions and directions. In addition to face-to-face conversations,
the student will be able to understand short routine telephone conversations
and simple announcements and reports over the media.
Given a basic communicative
context, the student will be able to talk simply about self and family
members, ask and answer questions, participate in simple conversations
on topics beyond immediate needs, such as personal history, leisure time
activities. Students' sentence length will be longer than in 101 and 102,
but may contain long pauses. Pronunciation may continue to be strongly
influenced by first language and fluency is lacking. The student can generally
be understood by sympathetic listeners.
The student will
be able to read making only minimal suppositions in areas of personal interest
and/or knowledge. The student will be able to read straightforward descriptions
of persons, places, and things written for a wide audience.
The student writes
about personal preferences, daily routine, everyday events, and other topics
grounded in personal experience. The student can express present time and
at least one other time frame or aspect consistently.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
Topics to be covered
may include further development in the areas of:
Cross cultural comparisons
Use of leisure time