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FREN 2501W – Composition and Grammar

The goal of this course is to prepare students who read and write at the intermediate level to progress to the next proficiency level in written communication. French 2501W trains students to read and write with increasing ease by reviewing essential grammatical structures and learning how to use them in a five-skill context (reading, writing, viewing, speaking and listening). This course will help students to elevate their written expression by substantially growing their vocabulary, varying their syntax, and mastering grammatical concepts that have proven most difficult in the past.

FREN 2611 – Phonetics, Pronunciation & Performance

The goal of this course is to encourage students to develop their ability to communicate orally and to improve their pronunciation skill when using the spoken language. The use of authentic and multimodal texts will foster language competences such as speaking and listening as well as reading and writing. Through these texts, students will become familiar with the linguistic tool IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) which aims to support students’ understanding of ways to describe and transcribe sounds, and to improve their language pronunciation and production. In addition, based on Performance Studies’ tools and mise-en-scène strategies, students will be engaged in performing and acting these texts, adding body language and facial expressions which will facilitate language proficiency and develop intercultural awareness.

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