Contemporary France (FREN*2550)
Code and section: FREN*2550*01
Term: Winter 2017
Instructor: J. Satyre
This course examines contemporary French through different media (music, videos, texts) and various subjects related to global or French news, recent history and culture.
The emphasis is on oral work in French (comprehension and expression).
- To help students better understand spoken French through the study of its characteristics (pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary)
- To improve the students ability to function adequately in oral contexts (comprehension and expression).
At the end of the course, students should be able to understand standard spoken French as used in the media and in casual communication among French speakers, as well as take part efficiently in French debates or discussions.
METHOD OF PRESENTATION:
Lectures, discussions, exercises, debates