Chabot College September 1994 50D - Conversational French

Chabot College
September 1994
Removed Fall 2006
Course Outline for French 50D
Catalog Description:
50D - Conversational French
2 units
Development of skills learned in French 50C. Proficiency in understanding and speaking French
through pronunciation, vocabulary, applied grammar, and the everyday life of French-speaking
people. Prerequisite: French 50C completed with a grade of "C" or better. 3 hours.
Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of the course, the student should:
1. have become proficient in using the conversational structures and vocabulary presented;
2. have further developed an understanding and appreciation of the culture of French-speaking
Course Content:
1. Review and "recycling" of content of French 50A, 50B, and 50C
2. Functional vocabulary and grammar to allow students to express possibilities, conditionality, and
hypotheses, as well as to express dissatisfaction in culturally sensitive ways, to request favors or
help, and to obtain information
3. Culture-specific information pertinent to the functions studied
Methods of Presentation:
Choral/individual repetition of model speech
Re-creation of dialogues and improvisation
Small group activities leading to skits, dialogues, etc.
Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
1. Tests and quizzes on material presented
2. Student participation in class activities
3. Final exam
Textbook(s) (Typical):
French in Action, Pierre J. Capretz, Yale University Press, 1987
Special Student Materials:
FZ:kh French.50D Revised: 9/30/94