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

Spring 2004


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32355 to 32360 Multiple Sections BAT 102
BAT 102

Course Description

For students who have had FR 506 somewhere other than at UT. Covers same material as FR 507 with grammar and vocabulary review. Prerequisite: equivalent to FR 506. Students who have taken two or more years of high school French should take 508K (Alternate First-Yr French II). 508K is an accelerated review of material in French 508K is a four skills language class, i.e. it emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. 508K uses the same unique curriculum Français Interactif, a unique first year French program developed at the University of Texas. With the latest hypermedia technology, Français Interactif helps students explore the French language and culture by following the lives of real UT students who participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The UT students introduce their French host families, their French university, and their lives in France. In addition to following the exploits of these UT students, students also watch videos of native French speakers as well as scenes of day-to-day interactions (e.g., vendors in the market, waiters at a café, children getting ready to go to school, etc.) These video-based materials give Français Interactif an authenticity and immediacy lacking in most commerically produced textbooks. As its name implies, Français Interactif emphasizes interaction: student/teacher, student/student, student/computer, and even student/native-speaker. The goal of these materials is in its title: interaction in French!

Only 1 of the following may be counted: FR: 604, 507, 508K.


For the firts two weeks of the semester course packet available in GSB 4.112B (Graduate School of Business - University Duplicating Dervices. GSB is located just behind BATTS). After the second week of the semester course packets available in GSB 3.136. The course packet contains supplementary and practice materials for use with interactice course sites. Required. Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 1st Ed., 1995, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-864535-X


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