FRCH 233 Language & Culture Immersion-Basic 2nd Yr French • 5 Cr.


Gives a student the ability to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar at a normal rate of speech with excellent pronunciation (avance) the opportunity to enhance their use of advanced oral and written French. Continues FRNCH 222. 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 mastery of grammatical and syntactic structures in speech and writing;
  • Demonstrate increased ease in spontaneous oral expression comparable to a native speaker in pronunciation & intonation; engage in conversations, simulations, & interviews with ease;
  • Use compound tenses, levels & registers of language, direct & indirect discourse, the subjunctive & conditional, colloquial & idiomatic expressions, interjections, etc;
  • Use precise vocabulary with nuance appropriate to given situations; continue to perfect phonetics;
  • Understand/follow/participate in conversations with native speakers and complex interviews; 
  • Discuss/debate current issues with classmates; simulate a trial; discuss film or video;
  • Take dictation; write reports, reviews, narratives, letters, resumes;
  • Write summaries of articles or comic strips; use internet for research; write a news article, 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.