French And Italian | Conversational Practice
F316 | 2328 | Dekydtspotter

This course focuses on the development of speaking and listening skills. Students
will learn to carry out a number of communicative functions such as asking for
information, expressing an opinion, giving advice, etc., while discussing a
variety of topics such as personal history, every day activities, and current
events. Other goals include helping students recognize and, to a certain extent,
use appropriate registers and styles of spoken French. The course also aims to
foster an understanding of France and French society and some awareness of
issues in other French-speaking countries and regions. Materials will include
newspaper and magazine articles, video and audio samples and movies. Each of
the sections (there are 5) meets daily, Monday through Friday; thus, daily
preparation is required. The course grade is based on the following: class
participation, presentation, quizzes testing vocabulary and listening
comprehension, and an interview.  Prerequisite: F250 or the equivalent.