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FRN 02 — Beginning French: Part II

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 17—Mar 20
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 19
Units: 2
Tuition: $560
Instructor(s): Heather Howard
Limit: 30
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
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7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Jan 17—Mar 20
10 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 19
2 Units
Heather Howard
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
A continuation of “Beginning French: Part I” and the second in a three-course series, this course is intended for students who can exchange greetings and converse about their activities and interests in present-tense French. The course will focus on expanding vocabulary related to family life, housing, leisure activities, professions, and the workplace. Students will improve their oral and writing proficiency through collaborative activities surrounding a variety of audiovisual materials such as short texts, songs, and video. At the same time, students will progress in their comprehension of oral and written texts as they draw cultural comparisons through the presentation of materials on French and francophone society, politics, art, and literature. Students will also have the opportunity to give a short oral presentation. By the end of the quarter, they will be able to ask and answer questions, negotiate simple service transactions such as renting an apartment, and ask for and give directions.

Students must complete FRN 01: “Beginning French: Part I” or have comparable experience prior to enrolling in this course.

Lecturer in French, Stanford

Heather Howard has taught French for the Stanford Language Center for nearly 20 years. Prior to Stanford, she taught at Allegheny College, UCLA, USC, and Scripps Claremont. Her passions include film and feminist theory, politics and social justice, and all topics related to linguistics. She received a PhD in 18th-century French literature from UCLA.

Textbooks for this course:

(Require) Evelyne Amon, Judith Muyskens, & Alice C. Omaggio Hadley, Vis-a-vis 8th Edition (ISBN 978-1265130138)