French Studies

 

French Studies

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Want to Perfect your Conversational French?

 

The communication and culture program is a series of language courses stressing oral proficiency. At the lower levels students learn to satisfy basic survival needs and limited social demands in French, and at the higher levels to communicate effectively, on topics relating to particular interests. No auditors.

Conversational French includes:

  • Practical communication skills
  • Learning about French and Francophone cultures
  • Vocabulary & some grammar
  • Small classes
  • Language Labs
  • A great learning environment
  • Interactive groups

FREN106, FREN107 and FREN118 are offered through Queen's Continuing and Distance Studies

FREN219
  • An intermediate high half-course for students with immersion background or students from the core French program who have had the opportunity to spend at least five or six weeks in a Francophone environment. Such speakers have a certain level of fluency but usually need to perfect their grammar skills. This course is not for fully bilingual students. It is to your disadvantage to enter a course for which you are too advanced since you may be penalized for not making sufficient progress.
  • The course consists in 4½ contact hours per week.
  • It covers all four skills but puts a heavy emphasis on the speaking proficiency. It is not a lecture course: all classes are interactive. Attending classes is mandatory.
  • A placement test will be administered in class at the beginning of the term.
FREN320
  • A half-course at the advanced level. Students entering this course can handle with confidence topics of current public and personal interest, using general vocabulary. This course is not for speakers with native competence. It is to your disadvantage to enter a course for which you are too advanced since you may be penalized for not making sufficient progress.
  •  The course consists in 4½ contact hours per week.
  • It covers all four skills but puts a heavy emphasis on the speaking proficiency. It is not a lecture course: all classes are interactive. Attending classes is mandatory.
  •  A placement test will be administered in class at the beginning of the term.