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FREN 2001

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Credit Hours   3   
Course Title   Intermedicate French I   
Prerequisite(s)   FRENCH 1002 or permission of the department chair   
Corequisite(s)   None Specified   
Catalog Description   
This course continues the material in Elementary French, introducing more complex, finer points of grammar, expanding vocabulary, and requiring reading of a more demanding linguistic nature.
Expected Educational Results   
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
A. Use in the appropriate context vocabulary relating to...
l. Technology
2. Press, Media
3. Telephone communication
4. Places in town
5. Paris and arrondissements
6. Expressions of liking or disliking
7. Historical periods
8. Arts and literature
9. Parts of the body
10. Everyday activities, personal hygiene, and daily routine

B.  Demonstrate mastery of past tenses  
C.  Use effectively various negations
D. Incorporate direct and indirect object pronouns  and complements in discourse as well as written work
E. Communicate in discussion more comfortably with others on themes  such as French art and /or literature as well as continuing everyday discourse
F. Write more complex compositions on subjects studied
G. Present with greater proficiency exposés  and / or skits
H. Research cultural aspects of francophone countries
I. Gain better understanding of linguistic patterns in the language
J. Develop 4 language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) simultaneously
K. Take more personal responsibility for what he/she is learning in the language

General Education Outcomes   
None Specified
Course Content   
A.  Imperfect tense and use of imperfect vs. passé composé
B.  More varied negations
C.  Irregular verbs such as voir, croire, savoir, connaître
D.  Reflexive verb forms
E.  Object pronouns and complements
F.  Adverb formation
G. Ordinal numbers
H. Disjunctive pronouns
I.   More  lengthy or difficult listening comprehension
J.  More complex sentence structure and composition
K.  Expansion of vocabulary on subjects such as technology,
media, press, art, literature, history, towns, and  the body

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   

The course grade will be computed as follows:
Major Tests (2 for ½ term classes, 3-5 for full term)40%-50%
Oral, workbook, qu       izzes.............................       20%-30%
Final Exam(+ projects or culture items as an option)20%-30%


The Foreign Language Department will work to establish consistency of purpose and content through our French Curriculum Committee which coordinates curriculum content and assessment.


The scores on the finals will be the subject of professional development discussions about implications for instructional improvement and curriculum change.

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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