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FRCH 232 Language & Culture Immersion-Basic 2nd Yr French • 5 Cr.


Allows students to use spoken and written French with relative ease (intermediaire avance) to expand their ability to explain a variety of general and specific information using advanced intermediate functional language. Continues FRNCH 221. Students experience complete immersion into 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 in speech & in writing increased mastery of basic grammatical and syntactic structures;
  • demonstrate ease in spontaneous oral expression comparable to a native speaker in pronunciation & intonation;
  • engage in conversations, simulations, oral research projects, interviews; understand/follow more complex conversations or interviews with native speakers;
  • continue diagnostic phonetic drill and increase ability to self-correct all pronunciation;
  • use compound tenses, the subjunctive & conditional, the passe simple, colloquial & idiomatic expressions, interjections;
  • discuss/debate French politics & the political system, discuss the world of work;
  • take dictation; write reports, reviews, narratives, letters;
  • write resumes of short texts, use internet for research, discuss film & video, 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.
Work: (425) 564-1000