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FLF-141: Elementary French I
Course Description: Introduces the "5 Cs" of second language acquisition (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities) by developing the fundamental communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and providing the opportunity to examine the practices and products of various francophone cultures. Making comparisons and connections between the French and English language, practices, products and people is an important course component. Open to students with little or no previous study of French. Credits: 4, Prereq: none.

FLF-142: Elementary French II
Continues to develop the "5 Cs" of second language acquisition (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities) by improving the fundamental communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing acquired in Elementary French I. Examines the practices and products of francophone cultures. Includes discussion of the comparisons and connections that exist between various francophone cultures and language and our own. Credits: 4, Prereq: FLF-141 or permission of instructor.

FLF-241: Intermediate French I
Continues to develop the "5 Cs" of second language acquisition (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities) by providing intensive practice in the fundamental communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with a methodic study of different cultural contexts and a review of the basic grammar. Offers the opportunity for language use beyond the limited sphere of the elementary courses. Discussion of the cultural practices and products of francophone countries presented in the readings and viewing materials constitute an important part of the course. Comparisons and connections between francophone and anglophone cultures and language will also be examined. Class is conducted in French. Credits: 4, Prereq: FLF-142 or permission of instructor.

FLF-242: Intermediate French II
Continues to develop the "5 Cs" of second language acquisition (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities) by expanding the repertoire of realia (movies, readings, Internet explorations) and class activities. Provides continuous practice in developing the communicative skills and encourages group discussion. Examining the practices and products of francophone cultures as well as recognizing the importance of comparisons and connections between French and American culture and language is an important class component. Class is conducted in French. Credits: 4, Prereq: FLF-241 or permission of instructor.