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FREN 1002_Syll_ESCOBAR_SPR 08

FREN 1002_Syll_ESCOBAR_SPR 08 - DEPARTMENT OF MODERN...

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DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES FREN 1002 Elementary French II Cours du professeur Matt Escobar Office : 216 Fahy hall Email: [email protected] Office hours: Wed 12-4 p.m. / Thursday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Class meets: Thursday / Tuesday 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. in Fahy 203A SPRING 2008 Course objectives : This course will be conducted primarily in French. The objectives of this course are to further develop the fours basic skills of French: comprehending, speaking, reading and writing with the help of classroom practice and drills, reinforced by audio-visual materials and exercises. Course competencies : By the end of this course, the student should have learned to: 1. handle with confidence (but not necessarily ease) most social situations, including introductions and casual conversations about current events; 2. deal with work, family and autobiographical information and have sufficient language competence to handle limited work requirements not involving linguistic complications or difficulties; 3. get the gist of most conversations on subjects requiring no specialized knowledge and have a speaking vocabulary sufficient to communicate in a simple manner with some degree of rhetorical skill; 4. pronounce in an intelligible fashion and handle elementary constructions accurately even if not entirely in control of grammar; 5. make phone calls, give directions, greet and say goodbye to friends, and discuss subjects such as food, sports, the weather, bodily activities and parts; 6. grasp in some detail the cultural and historical background involved in the study of French; and 7. appreciate the cultural and historical underpinnings of materials studied. Requirements and Activities: Required texts and materials 1. Oates and Oukada. Entre amis . Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 2006 [5 th edition] (EA) 2. Oukada, Ford, Cummings and Oates. Cahier d’activités . Boston, 2006 [5 th edition] (WKBK) 3. Entre amis CDs Spring 2008 / FREN 1002 syllabus 1
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Classroom activities: 2 classes per week (on Thursdays and Tuesdays) which will include: 1. introduction of new materials and discussion of vocabulary and grammatical features presented in the lesson under consideration; 2. reading of texts by the students in class which will be used to create dialogues between students and the instructor; 3.
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