This offering delivers all of its instruction online via zoom. In addition, it uses an innovative fully online textbook and platform that incorporates a film series. All aspects of the program focus on linguistic skills and cultural competence.
This course is part of a year-long course sequence and is designed for those who are ready for a 'Second Year' level. All classes are conducted in French and are fast paced with interactive communications that bring up skills quickly and sharpen proficiency. Primary course objectives focus on increasing communicative skills through grammatical review, conversational practice paired with cultural study and readings. Students learn to express themselves clearly, develop fluidity, expand their listening comprehension and oral skills in regular discussions. This quarter the class will focuses on aspects of theater, reading short scenes and a play. Students will increase their knowledge of literature, culture, absurdist plays, plus hone verbal skills through aloud readings and analytical discussions. Class activities engage students in lively practice, plus speak regularly with native speakers.
To successfully participate in this course, students will need a reliable internet connection to access class interactive activities via synchronous work. Additional asynchronous connections are necessary for course materials linked to the textbook, plus access to Canvas, Zoom, Slack, Google Classroom and YouTube.
Equivalent of 2-3 quarters of college French or 3 years High School French