French IV

Prerequisite: French III or satisfactory placement exam results
In this intermediate/advanced-level course, we will continue to develop our skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing French. Our course will be organized around four major themes, each driven by a central film or text that will focus our inquiries into French language and culture, and accompanied by related projects, exercises and materials: 1) our personal histories , 2) our future selves , 3) friendship and love, 4) truth and self-expression. Through these themes we will focus on consolidating the basic linguistic concepts of French I–III and delving deeper into meaningful ways to express ourselves in French. Grammar concepts to be studied may include: passé composé vs. imparfait; simple future and conditional tenses; subjunctive mood; pluperfect, future perfect, and past conditional tenses.