French And Italian | Phonetics and Pronunciation
F315 | 2516 | Staff
Prerequisite: FRIT F250. Prerequisite: FRIT F250. French F315 has three
objectives: (1) to develop students' communicative skills by practice in
listening comprehension and conversational practice; (2) to improve students'
pronunciation accuracy and oral fluency and to train them to evaluate their
own pronunciation; (3) to learn about the sound system and its role in the
grammar vocabulary of the language, as well as a marker of social and geographical
identity. The focus will be on the pronunciation of Standard French, that is,
the speech of the educated Parisian that serves as model in the French speaking
world. However, students will be introduced to salient features of other
varieties of French.
The course meets five times weekly: two small practice sessions (10-12 students),
two lectures, and one session of practice in the language lab under the
supervision of the instructors or tutorial instruction. All components of the
course are taught in French.