Revised 1/29/99

NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
FRE 202 - INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

A. Listening

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. B. Speaking 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. C. Reading 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. D. Writing 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 of non-native. MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Further development in these areas:

  1. everyday situations
  2. family life
  3. student life
  4. cross cultural comparisons
  5. use of leisure time
Social issues

Political events

Literary texts


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