COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
FRE 202 - INTERMEDIATE
FRENCH II (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.
The student sustains
understanding over long stretches of speech. The student sustains understanding
on a variety of topics pertaining to different times and places; however,
understanding may be incomplete.
The student can initiate,
sustain, and close a general conversation, although errors are evident.
The student will be able to use circumlocution to compensate for limited
vocabulary. Student begins to use connected discourse, particularly for
simple narration or description. The speaker can generally be understood
even by natives not accustomed to dealing with speakers at this level,
although repetition may still be required.
The student will
grasp main ideas and information from texts featuring description and narration.
The student begins to understand authentic material such as newspaper or
magazine articles upon reading it more than once.
The student can take
notes in some detail on familiar topics and respond in writing to personal
questions. The student can write simple letters, brief synopses and paraphrases,
summaries of biographical data, work and school experience. The student
begins to describe and narrate in coherent paragraphs. The student's writing,
though faulty, is generally comprehensible to natives used to the writing
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
in these areas:
cross cultural comparisons
use of leisure time