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The goal of this curriculum is to help students develop functional proficiency in French. It serves as a conclusion to everything that was learnt the past semesters, and as an introduction to French as a tool for communication. This course is made of 3 parts:

  • French for communication in daily life: art and museums, food and restaurants, sports and events, etc.
  • Introduction to Francophone literature: France, Belgium, Senegal
  • Introduction to professional French: tourism, finance, health, and Law

The skills developed during this semester include:

  • the ability to engage in French conversation by asking and answering questions on topics of daily life and regular activities that encompass contemporary society such as describing leisure activities, work environments, and the natural environment and literature
  • the ability to extract meaning from authentic documents, including text, audio, and video
  • the ability to write coherent sentences in French with reasonable accuracy and to compose more complex paragraphs that describe and narrate actions and events
  • knowledge of more advanced structures of French grammar and vocabulary, including common phrases, correct verb conjugations for various tenses and moods, relative and demonstrative pronouns, si-clauses, etc.
  • knowledge of France and the Francophone world and the ability to locate and relate information about them.

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Baton Rouge, LA USA


French and Francophone Language and Literature

Fourth Semester French: French Language Competency for the Global Work Force