FRENCH 201,202                                        TOMEK




COURSE DESIGNATION:  FRE 201,202.  Review of basic structure and continued practice in gaining proficiency in conversation, reading and composition.  For students with one year of college French or two years of high school French.  One thirty minute laboratory session weekly.  3,3


GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVE:  In French 201,202, students will review the fundamentals of French and increase their proficiency in order to function in the language outside of the classroom.  They will learn to understand, speak, read, and write more difficult French in meaningful contexts and build a foundation for a more thorough and accurate mastery of the French language, literature and civilization, which they will be able to study on an advanced level.


SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:  At the conclusion of Fre 201,202, students will be able to

1.  Ask and answer questions and maintain a extended conversation in areas of immediate need and on familiar topics,

     2.  Pronounce the language well enough to be intelligible to

         native speakers,

3.  Read and understand information presented in an article and to give accurate accounts of contexts of reading passages by answering questions,

     4.  Write an extended paragraph on a familiar topic,

     5.  Deal with everyday situations in the culture such as

         greetings, leave-takings, buying food, and asking                  directions.


SUBJECT MATTER OR CONTENT:  Students will continue study the basic structure of the French language along the guidelines of the text.  The current text is Personnages.  Students will complete the study of this text, started in 101,102.  This book deals with the finer points of the language and culture:  complicated verb tenses, the subjunctive, literary tenses, and more written expression.


MAJOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES:  During the course of each semester students are required to come to class prepared to

     1.  Participate in meaningful and manipulative drills,

     2.  Answer assigned questions,

     3.  Write five short papers on familiar subjects,

     4.  Take oral and written quizes once a week,

     5.  Take a mid-semester and final examination.



          Lecture and explanations     40%

          Class participation          60%                      


     1.  Classwork                                  30%

     2.  Quizes                                     10%

     3.  Mid-term examinations                      10%

     4.  Final Examination                          50%


All test questions will come from material covered in class.





Adrienne.  (1977).  Le gimmick:  français parlé.  London:              Hutchinson.    

Damblemont, a.  (1987).  Le français pour la profession.  Paris:       Larousse.

Capretz, P.  (1987).  French in action, textbook and workbook

     (Part 2).  New Haven:  Yale University Press.

Julliard, J. (ed.).  (1989).  Le nouvel observateur.  Houston: 

     International Messengers Inc.

Schofer, P., Rice, D., and Berg, W.  (1973).  Poèmes, pièces,          prose:  Introduction à l'analyse de textes littéraires           français.  New York:  Oxford University Press.


Students will read, from time to time, short stories, poems, and articles distributed by the teacher.  Students will also be sent to the library to prepare reports on aspects of French culture and literature.