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FREN 225 Upper-Intermediate French II

A continuation of FREN 224. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: FREN 224.

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
FREN 225 201Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

A continuation of FREN 224. Communicative proficiency at an autonomous level: vocabulary enrichment, pronunciation practice, grammatical analysis and development of efficient reading and writing techniques. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR. Full course description:

FREN 225 202Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri13:0014:00

Upper Intermediate French II

The course uses an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence and is focused on:

the understanding of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text (oral or written);

the production of clear and detailed oral and written communication on a number of subjects (construction of arguments to defend ones opinion, explain ones viewpoint);

the ability to correct ones own mistakes (when speaking or writing);

vocabulary building, grammatical accuracy and socio-cultural competency using a wide variety of contemporary authentic documents (newspaper articles, videos, literary excerpts, blogs, music, etc.) of the French-Speaking world.

The FREN 225 syllabus follows the Common European Framework of Reference guidelines for the B2.2 level.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with tools for interacting with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party. Students will be able to consolidate and expand their comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills in French while discussing socio-cultural topics.

Students will share ideas in collaborative small groups and whole class discussion, oral presentation, debates, or other assignments. French grammatical structures such as relative pronouns, the passive form, and the subjunctive, will be studied within a task-based approach.

Lectures and class discussions are all conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here

FREN 225 W21Waiting List2 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

Registering in this waitlist section (W21) does not enroll you in the offered section (201). Registering for this waitlist (W21) serves two purposes: 1) if space opens up in the corresponding section (201), you will be placed automatically in that section (W21 -> 201); 2) If there is sufficient demand for an additional section of this course to be offered, you will be notified when an additional section is created. One month before classes begin, full sections will be blocked for registration and waitlisted students will be transferred to the section on a priority basis.