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FRN 04 — French Conversation and Culture

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Dec 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 10
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $475
Limit: 27
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 22
Fall
On campus
Tuesdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 27—Dec 6
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 10
2 Units
Fees
$475
Limit
27
Closed
Please Note: No class on November 22
Discover French cinema and music while improving your French conversation skills. A continuation of the Beginning French series, this course aims to develop students’ ability to converse in French while building vocabulary and discovering the cultural products of the francophone world. Using popular cinematic and musical productions as a springboard for conversation, students will enhance their ability to narrate and describe in the past, present, and future. Students will discuss family, work, leisure activities, cuisine, and culture, and engage in interpersonal situations. Class activities will include pair and group discussions, and brief oral and written reports. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to discuss French culture with greater sophistication and accuracy.

This second-year course is intended for students who have completed “Beginning French III” in Stanford Continuing Studies or its equivalent.

Maria Teodora Comsa, Lecturer in French, Stanford

Maria Teodora Comsa received a PhD in French language and literature from Stanford. Her research interests include second-language acquisition, 18th-century French theater, French cinema, and digital humanities.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Claire Miquel, Vocabulaire Progressif du Français, Niveau débutant, 2nd edition (ISBN 978-209-038126-9)
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)