This course aims at improving communication in French. Common expressions and dis-course methods will be studied. Students are required to read texts from various sources: political speeches, articles from newspapers etc.

Discussions will be organized after each reading. Students should be able to express a point of view, to convince an interlocutor, to refute an argument etc.

The purpose of these exercises is to familiarize students with the rhythm of communication (speech) in French, both formally and informally.

Students will make oral presentations in class on a topic of their choice with prior approval from the professor.

One in-class exam will be administered. The exam shall be solely based on new vocabulary en-countered during class discussions and readings.

A final essay is required. Students may write an analytical version of the topic of their oral presentation. (4 – 5 pages)

Required work: 2 oral presentations, 1 in-class exam, 1 final essay

Recommended Language Proficiency: Intermediate High to Advanced Low according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.

Readings: No textbook required. All readings, from various sources will be provided by the pro-fessor.

2:00pm-3:50pm on Monday, Wednesday (Jan 28, 2019 to May 17, 2019)
McGowan MG99