RCLANG 290 - Intensive French II
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 230, 231, or 232.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

(RCLANG 290 is open to all UM students.) This course, which meets two hours a day, four days a week, covers in one term the equivalent of a second year non-intensive college course. The goal of the course is to bring students to a level of proficiency defined as the ability to communicate with some ease, if not perfectly, with a native speaker of French, in spoken and written language, and to understand the general meaning and most details of a French text, written or spoken (lecture) of a non-technical nature and of general interest. The lecture component of the course is devoted to a thorough review and an expansion of grammatical concepts and to the development of reading and listening skills. Exposure to primary source materials (current event magazines or newspapers) and to texts of cultural and literary value develops reading ability and vocabulary. Listening skills are trained in informal conversational exchanges and in lectures on French contemporary issues. The discussion sections, which meet in small groups, emphasize the development of speaking skills through extensive practice in analyzing and discussing current topics. Writing skills are refined through composition assignments that provide students the opportunity to improve the accuracy and expressiveness of their style. This course includes individual diagnosis of each student’s pronunciation with a personalized prescription for exercises. At the end of the term, the Proficiency Exam evaluates the level of performance in communicative skills achieved by each student. Attendance is required both in the lectures and in the discussions. Students must attend co-curricular activities at least twice a week, more if judged necessary. In order to receive full credits, students must pass the French Proficiency Exam which tests the four skills: writing, speaking, reading, and listening.

RCLANG 290 - Intensive French II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MTuThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
MTuThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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