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FREN 102 - French II

3 Credits: (3 lecture)

Course Description
The beginning College French course is a functional one which includes the fundamentals of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in correct idiomatic French. Selected cultural material is used to enhance basic skills. The second semester will expand fundamentals and improve proficiency in the rudiments of French.

Note If a foreign language student 102 or higher is deemed to be ill prepared for a course, the instructor may suggest that he or she transfer to a lower level course. The instructor may not “bump up” a student to a higher level from the class in which he or she has enrolled.

Prerequisite One year of high school French, FREN 101, or permission of instructor.

Terrell, Tracy D., Mary B. Rogers, Betsy J. Kerr, and Guy Spielmann. Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2013. Print.

The student will be able to:

A. Show knowledge of spoken French that concerns simple daily situations.

B. Converse about daily situations using simple, idiomatic French.

C. Demonstrate ability to read basic French materials.

D. Show knowledge of the culture of France.

A. Conversation: Conversation is based on chapters 1-8 in the text. Vocabulary includes expressions of time, courses of study, shops, clothes, foods, sports, and ordinary expressions. Vocabulary is presented by pictures. Sentence structure is taught by discussion of pictures and substitution of words and phrases. Cassettes reinforce correct pronunciation and information.

B. Grammar: Grammar is based on Chapters 1-8 in the text. Grammar includes verbs, both regular and irregular, in the present, passe compose, and imperfect; adverbs and expressions of quantity; types and formation of adjectives. Drills on cassettes reinforce correct pronunciation.

C. Reading: Readings in the text reinforce vocabulary and teach culture.

D. Writing. Writing includes dictations, asking and answering questions, revising sentences. Spelling and correct grammar are emphasized.

Student Evaluation
Students are evaluated orally through classroom participation, drills, individual recitations, and learning of dialogues. Written evaluations include dictations, quizzes, and tests.

Cuehenno. En France comme si vous y etiez. Paris: Hachette, n.d.

Deliere, Jacques, and Robert C. Lafayelle. Connaitre la France. 2nd ed. Boston: Heinle and Heinle Publishers, Inc., 1983.

Ellison, Reuben, and Albert Raffanel. Profil de la France nouvelle. New York: American Book Company, 1965.

Gallo, Patricia L., and Frank Sedwick. French for Careers: Conversational Perspectives. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1981.

Harris, Julian. French Reader for College. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1949.

Kelly, Reine Cardaillac. Expressions idiomatiques en francais vivant. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich Publishers, Inc., 1974.

Kirkland, Catherine J., and Edward C. Knox. A Mon Avis. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, Inc., 1977.

Murphy, Joseph A. Realites Francaise. Boston: Heinle and Heinle Publishers, Inc., 1984.

Pratt, Jane. (ed.) Harrap’s Slang Dictionary: English-French/French/English. London: Harrap Limited, 1984.

Uzan, Bernard F., et al. Spoken French for Students and Travelers. 2nd ed. Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1978.


Audio Cassettes

French Auditory Comprehension

La France Actuelle et la France en Marche vers L’ an 2,000

Niveau, IV

Pronunciation Francaise

Quickie French for the Traveller



Moliere et la Comedie Francaise



Beaubourg, Christmas in France

Christmas in France

Pompidoux Center