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FRCH 133 Language & Culture Immersion-Adv 1st Year French • 5 Cr.


Allows student with working knowledge of elementary French using past, present & future tenses in basic social situations (pre-intermediaire) the opportunity to expand and improve spoken and written skills. Continues FRNCH 122. Students experience complete immersion into a 100% French-speaking on-site environment. Portfolio evaluation required to receive credit. Prerequisite: Placement by approved host institution and permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • show progress in review and reinforcement of overall speaking and writing skills;
  • show in speech and by short writings improved use of vocabulary to describe, relate, argue, compare and convince;
  • use the conditional and subjunctive; give opinions; express cause and effect relationships; express regret, desire, imagination; give advice;
  • report news events, return something to a store, try to resolve a crime;
  • comment on a film or popular songs; write, read or comment on short poems; etc.
  • as demonstrated by submitting a portfolio to BCC for final evaluation which will include:
    • a journal, written in French, of all activities on a daily, bi-weekly, or other regular basis;
    • a notebook of daily class activities including periodic evaluation results and written work;
    • verification of attendance and final evaluation of host institution, submitted separately to BCC by approved host institution;
    • results of exit interview conducted in French by BCC instructor.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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