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FRCH& 123 French III • 5 Cr.


Continues FRCH& 122. Prerequisite: FRCH& 122 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”, “imparfait”, future, and conditional tenses.
  • 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 the “passé composé” and “imparfait” together, choosing the correct tense.
    • Use the indirect object pronouns, “y”, “en”, and stressed pronouns
    • Use the two verbs for to know correctly ( “savoir, connaître”)
    • Use more irregular verbs in the present tense. Specifically: “ suivre, vivre, ouvrir, courir, rire”
  • Use the correct preposition or no preposition before the infinitive.
  • Create adverbs from adjectives.
  • Use vocabulary to talk about love, marriage, and the human body.
  • Use verbs with pronouns: “verbes pronominaux”
  • Use the future and conditional tenses appropriately
  • Use the relative pronouns “qui, que” and “dont”
  • Use comparisons with adjectives, adverbs, and nouns.
  • Use interrogative pronouns
  • Use indefinite pronouns.
    • 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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