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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2008

FR 322E • Advanced French II: ORAL EMPHASIS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37170 to 37180 Multiple Sections

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate strategies for writing argumentative essays in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g., immigration, language policy, globalization, etc).

Grading Policy

ASSIGNMENTS: * Homework (workbook exercises, readings, oral assignments) * Quizzes * Compositions (approximately 8 per semester) * Hour tests (one test per chapter) FINAL EXAM: YES

Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2006. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 1-4130-0449-0; workbook 1-4130-6837-5): Required Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 0-658-01799-5: Recommended Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-861071-8: Recommended

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