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Fall 2008

FR 312N • SECOND-YEAR FRENCH II: ORAL EXPRESSION

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37075 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
CAL 323
BAKER

Course Description

French 312N is a fourth-semester lower-division option with an emphasis on oral expression. Exercises are relevant to the development and usage of oral skills.

The course covers four chapters in French: Basic Course (Foreign Service Institute): a user-friendly text in which the answers to most of the exercises are given in the book. Students work with language tapes or a CD (they can also access the recorded material on-line). This is material that has been prepared by the Department of State.

Conscientious students will notice vast improvement in their comprehension and spoken French. They will acquire intuitions about correct sentences, and will gain confidence in their ability to handle the language. Anyone who hopes to travel to a French-speaking country and wishes to communicate with native speakers should seriously consider taking this course.

Only 1 of the following may be counted: FR 610, 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N.

Grading Policy

Hour Exams (4)= 55%
Quizzes= 20%
Class participation= 25%

Texts

Course Packet. Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 1st Ed., 1995, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-864535-X

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