FREN 50B - Intermediate French Conversation II (1 unit)
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP) • Total hours: 25.5 hours lecture
This course is designed to promote high-intermediate competency as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in the oral use of the French language. Course emphasizes the practical application of the language in everyday life situations and current events. Course is designed to increase students’ fluency by reinforcing previously-learned conversational skills, and by expanding vocabulary to include contemporary patterns of speech: slang, colloquialisms, idioms, regional and dialectical differences. Attention to grammatical and pronunciation accuracy is ongoing. Course content is delivered and discussed in French, and includes more advanced discussion, comparison and contrast of the practices and products of French and francophone cultures. Contemporary and culturally-relevant topics, drawn from written and audiovisual sources include art, cinema, history, philosophy, religion and literature- poetry and prose. Readings, discussions, and presentations of these topics are designed to improve students' abilities to comprehend cultural, ethnic, regional and sociolinguistic differences. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC
GE Credit: MPC C Humanities