Course Content and Outcome Guide for FR 211B Effective Winter 2016
- Course Number:
- FR 211B
- Course Title:
- Intermediate French Conversation
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionStresses conversational skills at the second year level. Recommended: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in FR 201, 250, or instructor permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
French 211B is a second-year level course designed to improve students' ability to converse in French. It provides the opportunity for conversational practice with the structures and vocabulary students have encountered or are encountering in their second-year French course. It is therefore also a good review course for students who wish to prepare for further study in French or for those traveling to a French-speaking area. Offered for two hours of transferable credit, FR 211B is a one term course. It counts as an elective for the associate degrees.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students who successfully complete FR 211B will improve their speaking ability, using vocabulary and structures common in everyday conversations with French speakers.
Course Activities and Design
After the introduction to the course, French will be spoken at all times in the classroom. Students will participate in oral exercises that will stress specific vocabulary or grammatical structures. These may include role playing, interviews, presentations. Much of the classwork will be done with partners in order to maximize the amount of time during which French can be practiced. Students must attend all classes, reflect on what they have learned, study assigned material, prepare brief oral assignments and participate actively in each class session. Students should plan on about one hour of outside preparation for each class session. No examinations will be given.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed globally on oral work done in class during the term, including willingness to participate, preparation, individual progress, and improving competence. Though tests are not used as an assessment tool, attendance is an important factor.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The goal of the course is that students speak French and that their speaking ability with the language improve. Successful students have reviewed, expanded, and perfected previously learned material and will be able to use the communication topics and structures of FR 201 or FR 250.