FRCH& 122 : French II

Audio/oral approach, emphasizing speaking the language and incorporating short stories, comprehensive reviews, and language drills. (E)

Course Outcomes

  1. Understand what has been said to them in French when a speaker speaks at about ½ the normal speaking rate on concrete subjects with which they have familiarity (e.g., greetings, family, going to college, clothing, weather, health).   
  2. Listen to taped monologues and dialogues of native French speakers and using reduced cues, choose main facts from a list of possibilities which have been previously discussed.   
  3. Write down what is being said when a speaker speaks about 1/3 the normal speaking rate when the speaker is speaking on subjects with which they have familiarity (e.g., greetings, family, going to college, clothing, weather, health).   
  4. Write a summary of the text in English or answer factual questions about the content in French phrases, when given a reading text within the confines of 1,000 high-frequency words and sentence structures which do not use more than three clauses. 
  5. Use context rules to say the main point when given a reading text beyond the level of 1,000 high-frequency words and sentence structures which do not use more than three clauses.
  6. Write a coherent essay of no more than 200 words on an elementary and concrete subject such as their daily life, study at college, food they like, a trip they took.   
  7. Complete exercises on grammatical points such as verb tense, adjectives, articles, and word order.   
  8. Write sentences which demonstrate the proper use of  verbs, adjectives, articles and word order.
  9. Respond when asked a simple yes or no question. 
  10. Construct simple dialogues on the subjects mentioned above and speak or act out the dialogues with other students.   
  11. Respond in words or short phrases when asked a question about the work being discussed in class.  
  12. Construct short dialogues using prompts given in the text.   
  13. Participate with a fluent speaker in a short conversation about daily life.  
  14. Express in speaking or writing, knowledge of the following: verb tenses: past, perfect, past imperfect, imperative, future; irregular adjectives, pronouns, negative expressions, prepositions.
  15. Find and identify French speaking countries on a map.  
  16. Describe important aspects of at least one French city or area.   
  17. Describe important aspects of Education in France.   
  18. Describe customs, perspectives and daily life in France.
  19. Choose from the resources available to them (Internet, Libraries, French- speaking radio stations, etc) to enhance their understanding of the cultures of French-speaking countries. 
  20.  Organize and participate in a small group throughout the year.  The group’s tasks include study help, making cassette tapes of dialogues outside of class, and completing drills for the teacher during class time.   
  21. Differentiate between learning for a grade and learning to achieve mastery in another language.   
  22. Tolerate the anxiety caused by not understanding all the language cues around them.   
  23. Apply a grammar rule to a given set of circumstances, i.e., when given a certain pronoun, give the correct verb form.   
  24. Compare and contrast their own values with those of the French-speaking cultures. 

 
 

 

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Credits

5