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FRCH& 122 French II • 5 Cr.


Continues FRCH& 121. Prerequisite: FRCH& 121 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Produce appropriate vocabulary in target language. Create and understand short descriptive sentences using the present tense, “passé composé” and “imparfait”.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of parts of speech (to show vocabulary recognition, to classify verbs, decline nouns, describe nouns, and identify cognates, show noun adjective and noun verb agreement).
  • Recognize meaning (use vocabulary in context, accurately translate on exams and quizzes and in class)
  • Demonstrate reading comprehension by answering comprehension questions orally and in writing after reading a passage in the target language, make educated guesses, by using cognates and context, about the meaning of a passage.
  • Demonstrate listening ability by answering comprehension questions in writing both in English and in the target language after listening to an oral presentation, or hearing oral questions
  • Demonstrate speaking ability in the target language by responding correctly during a prompted dialogue and creating original oral dialogues through role plays and monologues
  • Demonstrate writing ability in the target language by creating grammatically correct sentences, short descriptive paragraphs, short stories or short plays, and writing summary sentences from readings.
  • Use a dictionary and other tools for correct oral and written production of target language.
    • Specifically:
      • Use food vocabulary, be able to understand the difference between “ salade de tomates” versus “salade aux tomates”
      • Use more irregular verns in the present tense:
      • Specifically: “ boire, prendre, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir, falloir, conduire, voir, croire,”
      • Use the partitive versus the definite article
      • Use commands
      • Tell time in French
      • Use “quel” and “ce”
      • Use numbers to 100, express dates
      • Use the accents correctly on verbs like “acheter” and “préférer”
      • Use vocabulary to talk about vacations, leisure activities,travel, means of transportation, media, means of communication.
      • Use the “passé composé” with “avoir” and “être”, and be able to negate in the past tense.
      • Use “depuis” “pendant” “il y a” “depuis quand” and “depuis combine de temps” correctly.
      • Use the correct affirmative and negative adverbs. Ex. “souvent”----jamais”
      • Use direct object pronouns
      • Use the “imparfait”
      • Use the correct agreement of the past participle in the simple past tense.
    • short grammatically correct sentences
    • short descriptive paragraphes
  • READ
    • authentic articles, stories, cultural notes,
    • present tense conjugating
  • Use the 4 major language acquisition skills:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Speaking
    • Listening
  • apply learned structures to everyday situations
  • show knowledge of the variety of “go around it” process of fluency
  • languages aren’t direct translations of English
  • develop a tolerance for frustration, and will be able to take chances
  • practice skills which will allow successful students to move from the acquisitive/passive to the productive/active use of language
  • master the efficient use of materials



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