FRCH& 123 French III • 5 Cr.
Continues FRCH& 122. Prerequisite: FRCH& 122 or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Produce appropriate vocabulary in target language. Create and understand short descriptive sentences using the present tense, “passé composé”, “imparfait”, future, and conditional tenses.
- Demonstrate knowledge of parts of speech (to show vocabulary recognition, to classify verbs, decline nouns, describe nouns, and identify cognates, show noun adjective and noun verb agreement).
- Recognize meaning (use vocabulary in context, accurately translate on exams and quizzes and in class
- Demonstrate reading comprehension by answering comprehension questions orally and in writing after reading a passage in the target language, make educated guesses, by using cognates and context, about the meaning of a passage.
- Demonstrate listening ability by answering comprehension questions in writing both in English and in the target language after listening to an oral presentation, or hearing oral questions
- Demonstrate speaking ability in the target language by responding correctly during a prompted dialogue and creating original oral dialogues through role plays and monologues
- Demonstrate writing ability in the target language by creating grammatically correct sentences, short descriptive paragraphs, short stories or short plays, and writing summary sentences from readings.
- Use a dictionary and other tools for correct oral and written production of target language.
- Use the “passé composé” and “imparfait” together, choosing the correct tense.
- Use the indirect object pronouns, “y”, “en”, and stressed pronouns
- Use the two verbs for to know correctly ( “savoir, connaître”)
- Use more irregular verbs in the present tense. Specifically: “ suivre, vivre, ouvrir, courir, rire”
- Use the correct preposition or no preposition before the infinitive.
- Create adverbs from adjectives.
- Use vocabulary to talk about love, marriage, and the human body.
- Use verbs with pronouns: “verbes pronominaux”
- Use the future and conditional tenses appropriately
- Use the relative pronouns “qui, que” and “dont”
- Use comparisons with adjectives, adverbs, and nouns.
- Use interrogative pronouns
- Use indefinite pronouns.
- short grammatically correct sentences
- short descriptive paragraphes
- authentic articles, stories, cultural notes,
- present tense conjugating
- Use the 4 major language acquisition skills:
- apply learned structures to everyday situations
- show knowledge of the variety of “go around it” process of fluency
- languages aren’t direct translations of English
- develop a tolerance for frustration, and will be able to take chances
- practice skills which will allow successful students to move from the acquisitive/passive to the productive/active use of language
- master the efficient use of materials
- Spring 2013 (current quarter)