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FREN 2460 - Intermediate French 1

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: FREN 1470 

(formerly FREN 2360)

Third-semester French picks up where FREN 1470 has ended. The central goal is to advance the student’s communicative ability and cultural competency with an emphasis on assimilating the language for complex communicative purposes. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing and empower further cultural exploration. Students are required to use computer based technology to practice these skills.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in oral language skills beyond Elementary French 2.


  1. Pronounce individual sounds, including appropriate intonation and stress, with little or no interference in order to be understood by a Native Speaker.
  2. Form and produce entire sentences with no hesitation and natural pauses.
  3. Engage in small conversations with a Native Speaker in the present or near future tense about the following topics (includes both initiating conversations as well as responding appropriately to speech of a Native Speaker):
    1. Art, literature, music.
    2. Love and marriage.
    3. The human body.
    4. Professions.
    5. Banking services, budget.
    6. Leisure activities.
    7. Environment.
    8. Expressing attitudes, wishes, necessity, emotion, doubt, uncertainty, and subjective viewpoints.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use French vocabulary beyond Elementary French 2.

Objectives: Regarding topics such as art, literature, music, love and marriage, the human body, professions, banking services, budget, leisure activities, and the environment:

  1. Use vocabulary when speaking.
  2. Respond to a Native Speaker who has used the vocabulary.
  3. Use vocabulary in writing.
  4. Demonstrate reading comprehension skills by discussing subject matter and/or answering questions based on the passage read.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use grammar structures beyond Elementary French 2 in speaking and writing.


  1. Use pronominal verbs.
  2. Use pronouns (stressed, double-object, relative, interrogative, indefinite).
  3. Conjugate the future tense and the conditional.
  4. Use adjectives, nouns, and adverbs; make comparisons.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and discuss aspects of French culture beyond Elementary French 2.


  1. Recognize and discuss some geographical, economical and cultural aspects of some French speaking countries and/or communities such as:
    1. French art, architecture, literature, music, and cultural patrimony.
    2. Medicine in France.
    3. North African culture.
    4. Work culture in France.
    5. West African immigration into the US.
    6. French leisure habits and preferences .
    7. Canadian winter sports.
    8. French political parties, European Union.
  2. Compare cultural differences.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Chapter 11:

  1. Stresses Pronouns
  2. Using Double Object Pronouns
  3. Prepositions after Verbs
  4. Adverbs

Chapter 12:

  1. Pronominal Verbs
  2. Expressing Action
  3. Reporting Everyday Events
  4. Expressing Reciprocal Actions
  5. Talking about the Past and Giving Commands

Chapter 13:

  1. The Future Tense
  2. Relative Pronouns
  3. Comparative and Superlative of Adjectives

Chapter 14:

  1. Interrogative Pronouns
  2. The Present Conditional
  3. Adverbs and Nouns: Making Comparisons

Chapter 15:

  1. Subjunctive Mood
  2. Expressing Attitudes
  3. Expressing Wishes, Necessity, and Possibility
  4. Expressing Emotion

Primary Faculty
Rahmouni El Idrissi, Amine
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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