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Helene Vilavella
FRENCH 201
Seattle Campus

Intermediate French

Designed to bring students to an intermediate level of proficiency. Emphasis on experiencing the language in context through a multi-media approach. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 103, FRENCH 134, or score of 57-100 on FR TL placement test.

Class description

A three-quarter systematic review and expansion of French grammar, development of conversational skills (listening and speaking), reading literary and cultural materials, and writing compositions. Conducted in French, the intermediate sequence encourages students to use their language skills more actively and at a more sophisticated level than the elementary sequence.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

In-class grammar/vocabulary exercise correction, in-class compositions, group work, role playing, oral presentations, use of audio and video documents for listening-comprehension. Take home written grammar and vocabulary assignments.

Recommended preparation

Daily attendance is indispensable. Students must keep up with daily assignments and readings.

Class assignments and grading

Quizzes 35% Final exam 15% Oral presentation 10% Compositions 20% Participation and homework 20%

About registration

Important: Please do not contact instructors with registration questions. If you have any questions please email: frenital@u.washington.edu or visit the advising page, where you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jennifer M. Keene
Date: 09/20/2013