FSL 473H1S

Oral French in Context

Instructor:

S. Sacré

Description:

Putting students in diverse speaking and listening situations and contexts, this course is designed for those who wish to consolidate and perfect their speaking and listening abilities and take them to the next level. Focusing on a contextual approach of both oral and aural French and various francophone cultures, this course will focus on various aspects and difficulties that come with speaking and understanding French in real-life situations.

Required texts:

No required text, documents will be given in class (articles, audio/video documents, etc.)

Recommended (but optional) texts:

Maurice Grevisse, Le Petit Grevisse. Grammaire française, Bruxelles, Deboeck-Duculot, 32e édition, 2009; Bien parler: guide de prononciation et d’orthoépie françaises (available online at http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~jsteele/textbook.htm, ID: pronunciation, Password: orthoepie0708)

Assignments and Evaluation:

2 Comprehension Tests: 35%; 1 transcription & correction assignment: 10%; 2 Oral Production Assignments: 30%; 1 oral production in interaction: 10%; Overall Assessment: 15%.

Pre-requisites:

FSL 375Y.

Exclusion:

Not open to fluent or native speakers of French.