The Sounds and Rhythms of French

FRIT-F315 — Fall 2020

People laughing while having a conversation in a restaurant.
Jeffrey Lamontagne
Days and Times
2098--11:15A-12:05P--TR--ONLINE (LECTURE)
(students register for one of two Drill sections below)
2099--10:00A-10:50A--MW--GA 1112
2100--3:00P-3:50P--TR--GA 1112
Course Description

P: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265; or appropriate placement test score

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 and vocabulary of the language, and also as a marker of social and geographical identity.

The focus will be on the pronunciation of "Standard Frenches", which means that students will be introduced to salient features of different varieties of French.  

Students choose one of two drill sections and attend drill plus lecture. Lecture for this course will meet online, while drills will meet in person.

The course meets four times weekly: two lectures with the professor, and two practice sessions with an associate instructor. All components of the course are taught in French.


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