The Sounds and Rhythms of French

FRIT-F315 — Fall 2021

People laughing while having a conversation in a restaurant.
Jeffrey Lamontagne
Days and Times
10872, 10:00A-10:50A, TR in HU 217 (LECTURE)
(students register for one of two Drill sections below)
10873, 10:00A-10:50A, MW in ED 1201
10874, 11:15A-12:05P, MW in JH A105
Course Description

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

French F315 introduces students to core concepts of phonetics and phonology, with a focus on French. The course has three main objectives:

(1)   To discover the nature of sounds and sound systems, including how they are structured and how they differ between dialects of French;

(2)   To improve students’ pronunciation accuracy and oral fluency through a combination of practice, perceptual and articulatory training, and acoustic analysis;

(3)   To develop students’ communicative skills using both listening comprehension practice and conversational practice.

Students choose one of two drill sections and attend drill plus lecture. The course meets four times weekly: two lectures with the professor, and two drill/practice sessions with an Associate Instructor. All components of the course are taught in French.


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