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FREN3101A-L12

CRN: 60137

Beginning French I
Level 1 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situation.

Required texts: 1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

FREN3102A-L12

CRN: 60139

Beginning French I
Level 1 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situation.

Required texts: 1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

FREN3103A-L12

CRN: 60140

Beginning French I
Level 1 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situation.

Required texts: 1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

FREN3201A-L12

CRN: 60423

Beginning French II
Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French
presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom
interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required texts: 1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

FREN3202A-L12

CRN: 60424

Beginning French II
Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French
presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom
interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required texts: 1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

FREN3203A-L12

CRN: 60425

Beginning French II
Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading,
and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French
presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations and a comprehensive workbook. Free-form classroom
interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will
be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required texts: 1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

FREN3211A-L12

CRN: 60142

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3211B-L12

CRN: 60234

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3212A-L12

CRN: 60143

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3212B-L12

CRN: 60231

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3213A-L12

CRN: 60144

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3213B-L12

CRN: 60232

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3214A-L12

CRN: 60337

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3214B-L12

CRN: 60338

Early Intermed French
Level 200: Early Intermediate

Level 200 is aimed at students students who have received some previous instruction in (or exposure to) French, but who are not yet able to function independently in full immersion.

Level Two focuses on developing listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and on acquiring strategies for oral and written expression through progressive practice.
Various cultural aspects of French-speaking communities worldwide will be studied through readings and recordings.

The course is divided into 3 units. Students will be taught 4 classes a day: Vocabulary and civilization; Introduction to literature; Oral activities; Grammar.
Required texts:
1. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 600 exercices
978-2090 33 84 85 CLE International
2. Maia Grégoire Odile Thievenaz
Grammaire progressive corrigé Niveau Intermédiaire
978-2090 33 84 92 CLE International
3. N. Blondeau, F. Allouache, M-F. Né
Littérature progressive du français Niveau Débutant avec 300 activités ISBN : 978-2-09-033884-3 CLE International

FREN3305A-L12

CRN: 60207

Topics in French Language
Dramaturgy
From one language to the other.

This course aims to improve students' oral skills through an intense theatrical practice. Through reading and acting, students will work on their comprehension and interpretative skills, as well as their confidence, ease and fluency in speaking the language.

Each class will focus on two ways of understanding a language : the technical side (relaxation, breathing, diction, articulation, body language ...) and the intellectual and emotional aspect (reading, analysis, discovery of texts and styles of expressions in the Francophone literary world).

The course has two sequences :
- Immersion : studying a variety of short texts, students will be immersed gradually in the linguistic diversity of the Francophone world.
- Odysseys : students will study in depth one play of the author. This play will be memorized and staged by the students at the end of the session.:

Required Texts 1) 5 petites pièces africaines pour une comédie, Edition Lansman ISBN 2872824987; 2) Odyssées, Gustave Akakpo, Edition Lansman ISBN 9782872828937; 3) Bon Voyage Don Quichotte ISBN 2872822011

FREN3305B-L12

CRN: 60220

Topics in French Language
Dramaturgy
From one language to the other.

This course aims to improve students' oral skills through an intense theatrical practice. Through reading and acting, students will work on their comprehension and interpretative skills, as well as their confidence, ease and fluency in speaking the language.

Each class will focus on two ways of understanding a language : the technical side (relaxation, breathing, diction, articulation, body language ...) and the intellectual and emotional aspect (reading, analysis, discovery of texts and styles of expressions in the Francophone literary world).

The course has two sequences :
- Immersion : studying a variety of short texts, students will be immersed gradually in the linguistic diversity of the Francophone world.
- Odysseys : students will study in depth one play of the author. This play will be memorized and staged by the students at the end of the session.:

Required Texts 1) 5 petites pièces africaines pour une comédie, Edition Lansman ISBN 2872824987; 2) Odyssées, Gustave Akakpo, Edition Lansman ISBN 9782872828937; 3) Bon Voyage Don Quichotte ISBN 2872822011

FREN3305C-L12

CRN: 60221

Topics in French Language
Dramaturgy
From one language to the other.

This course aims to improve students' oral skills through an intense theatrical practice. Through reading and acting, students will work on their comprehension and interpretative skills, as well as their confidence, ease and fluency in speaking the language.

Each class will focus on two ways of understanding a language : the technical side (relaxation, breathing, diction, articulation, body language ...) and the intellectual and emotional aspect (reading, analysis, discovery of texts and styles of expressions in the Francophone literary world).

The course has two sequences :
- Immersion : studying a variety of short texts, students will be immersed gradually in the linguistic diversity of the Francophone world.
- Odysseys : students will study in depth one play of the author. This play will be memorized and staged by the students at the end of the session.:

Required Texts 1) 5 petites pièces africaines pour une comédie, Edition Lansman ISBN 2872824987; 2) Odyssées, Gustave Akakpo, Edition Lansman ISBN 9782872828937; 3) Bon Voyage Don Quichotte ISBN 2872822011

FREN3306A-L12

CRN: 60211

Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing
This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum), select a genre, a mini-novel, skits or epistolary novel, and construct a story with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

No book required.

FREN3306B-L12

CRN: 60222

Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing
This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum), select a genre, a mini-novel, skits or epistolary novel, and construct a story with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

No book required.

FREN3306C-L12

CRN: 60223

Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing
This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum), select a genre, a mini-novel, skits or epistolary novel, and construct a story with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

No book required.

FREN3307A-L12

CRN: 60214

Images and Texts
Through Cinema Songs & Lit
Through the examination and use of authentic French materials we will focus on oral language (pronunciation, communication…) and discuss current topics in French society (Hexagone and DOM-TOM, laïcité vs. religions, etc.).
Aural and visual materials will include feature-length films (On connâit la chanson and Les choristes), songs and literary texts (poetry, drama, and short story).
Required book: Boule de suif et autres nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant (2007; Larousse; ISBN 2035834236).
[1 unit]

A partir de ressources françaises authentiques, nous nous concentrerons sur l'aspect oral de la langue (prononciation, communication…) et discuterons de sujets de société qui traversent la France (laïcité vs religions, identité française, Hexagone et DOM-TOM, etc.).
Les documents auditifs et visuels incluent longs métrages (On connâit la chanson et Les choristes), chansons et textes littéraires (poésie, théâtre, et nouvelle).
Livre obligatoire: Boule de suif et autres nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant (Larousse; ISBN 2035834236).
[1 unité]"

FREN3307B-L12

CRN: 60215

Images and Texts
Through Cinema Songs & Lit
Through the examination and use of authentic French materials we will focus on oral language (pronunciation, communication…) and discuss current topics in French society (Hexagone and DOM-TOM, laïcité vs. religions, etc.).
Aural and visual materials will include feature-length films (On connâit la chanson and Les choristes), songs and literary texts (poetry, drama, and short story).
Required book: Boule de suif et autres nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant (2007; Larousse; ISBN 2035834236).
[1 unit]

A partir de ressources françaises authentiques, nous nous concentrerons sur l'aspect oral de la langue (prononciation, communication…) et discuterons de sujets de société qui traversent la France (laïcité vs religions, identité française, Hexagone et DOM-TOM, etc.).
Les documents auditifs et visuels incluent longs métrages (On connâit la chanson et Les choristes), chansons et textes littéraires (poésie, théâtre, et nouvelle).
Livre obligatoire: Boule de suif et autres nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant (Larousse; ISBN 2035834236).
[1 unité]"

FREN3307C-L12

CRN: 60216

Images and Texts
Through Cinema Songs & Lit
Through the examination and use of authentic French materials we will focus on oral language (pronunciation, communication…) and discuss current topics in French society (Hexagone and DOM-TOM, laïcité vs. religions, etc.).
Aural and visual materials will include feature-length films (On connâit la chanson and Les choristes), songs and literary texts (poetry, drama, and short story).
Required book: Boule de suif et autres nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant (2007; Larousse; ISBN 2035834236).
[1 unit]

A partir de ressources françaises authentiques, nous nous concentrerons sur l'aspect oral de la langue (prononciation, communication…) et discuterons de sujets de société qui traversent la France (laïcité vs religions, identité française, Hexagone et DOM-TOM, etc.).
Les documents auditifs et visuels incluent longs métrages (On connâit la chanson et Les choristes), chansons et textes littéraires (poésie, théâtre, et nouvelle).
Livre obligatoire: Boule de suif et autres nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant (Larousse; ISBN 2035834236).
[1 unité]"

FREN3308A-L12

CRN: 60213

Intro Francophone World
Francophone Culture and Literature

In this course, students will be introduced to the culture and way of life of several francophone countries as well as their literature and humor. Texts (excerpts of novels, poetry, plays) and other documents (comic books, articles, songs and films) from Quebec, North and West Africa, the West Indies and Europe will be used to study the social and geopolitical situation of these regions and their artistic esthetic. Topics like exile, colonialism, neocolonialism, ""négritude"", ""créolité"", women's rights, identity, tradition will be explored through the study and analisis of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Léon G. Damas, Maryse Condé, Suzanne Dracius, Birago Diop, Kama-Sywor Kamanda, Anne Hébert, Roch Carrier, Mariama Bâ. Excerpts from a comic book by Marguerite Abouet, and movie clips like Abderrahmane Sissako’s Bamako will also be included.

Students will continue to perfect their reading and writing skills individually through short compositions and in group with documents’ analysis. A great emphasis will be given to reading comprehension and developping writing skills. Students will practice their oral competence in class. An individual oral presentation of one aspect of francophone culture will be required.

Required text: Césaire, Aimé. Une tempête, Editions du Seuil, 1969 ISBN 978-2-02-031431-2
"

FREN3308B-L12

CRN: 60224

Intro Francophone World
Francophone Culture and Literature

In this course, students will be introduced to the culture and way of life of several francophone countries as well as their literature and humor. Texts (excerpts of novels, poetry, plays) and other documents (comic books, articles, songs and films) from Quebec, North and West Africa, the West Indies and Europe will be used to study the social and geopolitical situation of these regions and their artistic esthetic. Topics like exile, colonialism, neocolonialism, ""négritude"", ""créolité"", women's rights, identity, tradition will be explored through the study and analisis of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Léon G. Damas, Maryse Condé, Suzanne Dracius, Birago Diop, Kama-Sywor Kamanda, Anne Hébert, Roch Carrier, Mariama Bâ. Excerpts from a comic book by Marguerite Abouet, and movie clips like Abderrahmane Sissako’s Bamako will also be included.

Students will continue to perfect their reading and writing skills individually through short compositions and in group with documents’ analysis. A great emphasis will be given to reading comprehension and developping writing skills. Students will practice their oral competence in class. An individual oral presentation of one aspect of francophone culture will be required.

Required text: Césaire, Aimé. Une tempête, Editions du Seuil, 1969 ISBN 978-2-02-031431-2
"

FREN3308C-L12

CRN: 60225

Intro Francophone World
Francophone Culture and Literature

In this course, students will be introduced to the culture and way of life of several francophone countries as well as their literature and humor. Texts (excerpts of novels, poetry, plays) and other documents (comic books, articles, songs and films) from Quebec, North and West Africa, the West Indies and Europe will be used to study the social and geopolitical situation of these regions and their artistic esthetic. Topics like exile, colonialism, neocolonialism, ""négritude"", ""créolité"", women's rights, identity, tradition will be explored through the study and analisis of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Léon G. Damas, Maryse Condé, Suzanne Dracius, Birago Diop, Kama-Sywor Kamanda, Anne Hébert, Roch Carrier, Mariama Bâ. Excerpts from a comic book by Marguerite Abouet, and movie clips like Abderrahmane Sissako’s Bamako will also be included.

Students will continue to perfect their reading and writing skills individually through short compositions and in group with documents’ analysis. A great emphasis will be given to reading comprehension and developping writing skills. Students will practice their oral competence in class. An individual oral presentation of one aspect of francophone culture will be required.

Required text: Césaire, Aimé. Une tempête, Editions du Seuil, 1969 ISBN 978-2-02-031431-2
"

FREN3411A-L12

CRN: 60145

Adv Grammar & Composition
This course enables students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises.

Required text: Boularès & Frérot, Grammaire Progressive du français avec 400 exercises, Niveau avancé (CLE Internationnal, 2004 ISBN 978209033862-1)"

FREN3411B-L12

CRN: 60147

Adv Grammar & Composition
This course enables students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises.

Required text: Boularès & Frérot, Grammaire Progressive du français avec 400 exercises, Niveau avancé (CLE Internationnal, 2004 ISBN 978209033862-1)"

FREN3411C-L12

CRN: 60298

Adv Grammar & Composition
This course enables students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises.

Required text: Boularès & Frérot, Grammaire Progressive du français avec 400 exercises, Niveau avancé (CLE Internationnal, 2004 ISBN 978209033862-1)"

FREN3412A-L12

CRN: 60244

Great Speeches Fr Pol Rhetoric
This course will study a variety of modern political speeches from the French Revolution to today. It offers a panorama of the evolution of French political rhetoric according to its historical, political, intellectual, and religious context. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with political literature and will work on the art of rhetoric and political discourse in a concrete and lively manner, notably through enrichment of vocabulary, knowledge of the diversity of language styles, analysis of argumentation, and discursive strategies. Students of this course will have the opportunity to write by themselves a political speech which will be performed in a special event at the end of the summer session: the 'Soirée de l'Eloquence politique'. The 'Soirée' will be devoted to the political figure of Robespierre .

Required text : François Furet, Mona Ozouf, Dictionnaire critique de la Révolution française, Flammarion, collection « Champs », 2007, ISBN-13: 978-2081202931

FREN3429A-L12

CRN: 60316

Cinema Maghreb & Immigration
N.B. This course will be offered from July 2 to July 24, 2 hours a day

This course will study the historical and cultural aspects of the Maghreb and immigration though cinema. It will explore the double image that characterizes this type of cinema. The first image will focus on the French vision of the Maghreb and its representation in France’s former colonies. The second image will focus on Maghrebian directors and their vision of their societies. We will also explore the integration in France of the second generation of immigrants (the ""Beurs""), especially issues of citizenship, exile, etc. Examples will be taken from films such as: Julien Duvivier’s ""Pépé le Moko"", Gillo Pontecorvo ‘s ""La Bataille d'Alger"", M. Allouache ‘s ""Omar"", C. Ruggia ‘s ""Le Gone du Chaaba"", Y. Benguigui ‘s ""Inchallah dimanche"" and A. Kechiche’s ""La Graine et le mulet"", among others.

FREN3450A-L12

CRN: 60297

Theater and Language
This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With support of three contemporary Francophone's plays, students will discover the French languages diversity by working on pronunciation, quality of their voice, gesture, breathing...

The course will be articulated in a dynamic, participative and creative way around three axes:
1)Dramaturgic study of texts: reading, discussion, analyze;
2)Exercises stemming from the theatrical pedagogy to improve the qualities of articulation, pronunciation, memorization, verbal ease and public speaking;
3)Staging extracts of the studied plays, which will close the course
Required books :
1) Le boxeur, Patrick Saucier, ed.Lansman ISBN 978-2-87282-700-8
2) L'humanité tout ça tout ça, Mustapha Kharmoudi, ed.Lansman ISBN 978-2-87282-871-5
3) Le petit boucher, Stanislas Cotton, ed.Lansman ISBN 978-2-87282-799-2

FREN3460A-L12

CRN: 60314

Oral Production &Pronunciation
The objective of this course is to acquire the means of communication using contemporary oral French for everyday social situations.
Each class will include systematic work on French phonetics. The different exercises will allow students to practice and correct their French pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation. Through various activities organized around a daily conversation theme, students will develop and perfect their oral production and comprehension skills.

Required text: Les 500 exercices de phonétique (avec corrigés), Dominique Abry & Marie-Laure Chalaron, ISBN: 978-2-01-155698-1, Hachette FLE (CD MP3 included). Additionally there will be a required coursepack for purchase at the College bookstore.

FREN3460B-L12

CRN: 60340

Oral Production &Pronunciation
The objective of this course is to acquire the means of communication using contemporary oral French for everyday social situations.
Each class will include systematic work on French phonetics. The different exercises will allow students to practice and correct their French pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation. Through various activities organized around a daily conversation theme, students will develop and perfect their oral production and comprehension skills.

Required text: Les 500 exercices de phonétique (avec corrigés), Dominique Abry & Marie-Laure Chalaron, ISBN: 978-2-01-155698-1, Hachette FLE (CD MP3 included). Additionally there will be a required coursepack for purchase at the College bookstore.

FREN3460C-L12

CRN: 60394

Oral Production &Pronunciation
The objective of this course is to acquire the means of communication using contemporary oral French for everyday social situations.
Each class will include systematic work on French phonetics. The different exercises will allow students to practice and correct their French pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation. Through various activities organized around a daily conversation theme, students will develop and perfect their oral production and comprehension skills.

Required text: Les 500 exercices de phonétique (avec corrigés), Dominique Abry & Marie-Laure Chalaron, ISBN: 978-2-01-155698-1, Hachette FLE (CD MP3 included). Additionally there will be a required coursepack for purchase at the College bookstore.

FREN3475A-L12

CRN: 60360

Autobiographical Writing
Autobiograhpical Writing
The aim of this course is two-fold: it will introduce students to the autobiographical genre, and will also help them improve their analytical and writing skills in French. We will explore the various types of particular fantasies (fantasmes) that underly autobiographical texts. Students will also produce their own autobiographical narrations.

Required texts: 1) Les mots, Jean-Paul Sartre, GALLIMARD (Folio) ISBN : 2070366073;
2) Enfance, Nathalie Sarraute. GALLIMARD (Folio) ISBN : 2070376842;
3) W ou le souvenir d’enfance, Georges Perec, GALLIMARD (L’imaginaire) ISBN : 2070733165
4) Le pacte autobiographique, Philippe Lejeune, SEUIL (Points) ISBN : 2020296969

FREN3485A-L12

CRN: 60315

Young People and Politics
N.B. This course will be offered from July 25 to August 17, 2 hours a day

Youth is an intensive period of transaction during which individuals, in different ways, will enter adulthood and discover politics. Young people have to negotiate with their primary socialization, and especially with their family legacy, to make their own choices and to appropriate specific attitudes, behaviours and roles in this field. First of all, this course will give the opportunity to better understand this process and to study political identity during this period of life. Are young people in politics so different from their elders? Can we observe some generational characteristics? Are all young people politically similar? This course will also explore the different forms of politicization among the young. Are they interested? Do they vote and how do they vote? Are they engaged and how are they engaged? Lastly, working with different data, surveys and studies, this course will offer an overview of French political life today.

Required text: Anne Muxel, Avoir 20 ans en politique. Les enfants du désenchantement, Paris, Seuil, 2010, ISBN 978.2.02.100.252.2

The French School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
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Mailing address
French School
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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator
sschwaneflugel@middlebury.edu