FRCH 232 Language & Culture Immersion-Basic 2nd Yr French • 5 Cr.


Allows students to use spoken and written French with relative ease (intermediaire avance) to expand their ability to explain a variety of general and specific information using advanced intermediate functional language. Continues FRNCH 221. Students experience complete immersion into 100% French-speaking on-site environment. Portfolio evaluation required to receive credit. Prerequisite: Placement by approved host institution and permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Show in speech & in writing increased mastery of basic grammatical and syntactic structures;
  • Demonstrate ease in spontaneous oral expression comparable to a native speaker in pronunciation & intonation;
  • Engage in conversations, simulations, oral research projects, interviews; understand/follow more complex conversations or interviews with native speakers;
  • Continue diagnostic phonetic drill and increase ability to self-correct all pronunciation;
  • Use compound tenses, the subjunctive & conditional, the passe simple, colloquial & idiomatic expressions, interjections; 
  • Discuss/debate French politics & the political system, discuss the world of work;
  • Take dictation; write reports, reviews, narratives, letters;
  • Write resumes of short texts, use internet for research, discuss film & video, etc.
  • As demonstrated by submitting a portfolio to BCC for final evaluation which will include:
    • A journal, written in French, of all activities on a daily, bi-weekly, or other regular basis;
    • A notebook of daily class activities including periodic evaluation results and written work;
    • Verification of attendance and final evaluation of host institution, submitted separately to BCC by approved host institution;
    • Results of exit interview conducted in French by BCC instructor.