Upon engaged completion of French 102, you can reasonably expect to be able to: SPEAK French well enough to describe, narrate, and ask and answer questions in present time--and with less accuracy in past time--about everyday topics including personal activities and interests, likes and dislikes, weather, university studies, and travel. You should also be able to ask for information with the intent of understanding the answer. COMPREHEND spoken French with sufficient ability to grasp the main idea and some supporting details in short interactions--both live and taped--that relate to the themes of weather, travel, interests and hobbies, relationships, and past experiences. READ AND UNDERSTAND the main idea and some of the supporting details of both edited and non-edited material (including short narratives, simple poems, advertisements, tourist brochures, and travel information), if highly contextualized. WRITE sentences, paragraphs, and short compositions on familiar topics, take messages, and write letters that relate to personal interests and practical needs. RECOGNIZE basic similarities and differences among Francophone cultures represented in the course, as well as fundamental similarities and differences between these Francophone cultures and your own, and show an emerging awareness of the pitfalls of stereotyping and of the complexities of cultural issues. BRANCH OUT by seeking to use French beyond the walls of your classroom through reading fiction and non fiction, watching movies or TV5, listening to radio online or music, exchanging email messages with a key pal, etc.
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