Monday, May 6, 2013

French Classes: Carleton Summer Institute of Language and Culture (SILC)


The Summer Institute of Language and Culture is a unique, intensive language instruction and programLanguage courses are taught by experienced, professional instructors and the SILC envisions providing students with a truly valuable, enriching experience.
Courses take place over a six-week period in May-June or July-August. 
Summer Institute of Language and Culture is offering the following courses through Department of French:
FINS 3405 French for Special or Professional Purposes I (0.5 cr)
This course is designed for students who are ‘advanced beginners’ in the sense that they may have taken some basic French courses in the past, but have not been using French for a number of years. Basic conversation skills will be covered as well as vocabulary and written skills, focusing on the themes related to a professional, working context. Some cultural activities will also be included, making use of our location in Ottawa.

FINS 3406 French for Special or Professional Purposes II (0.5 cr)
This course is designed for intermediate students, who have taken French through high school, whether this was recently or many years ago. This course will cover oral conversation skills as well as written skills, focusing on the professional context. Some cultural activities will also be included, making use of our location in Ottawa.
FINS 3407 French for Special or Professional Purposes III (0.5 cr)
This is an advanced French course. This course aims to help students reach a level of fluency in French so that they may use it in their professional lives. It will also cover written skills, focusing on the types of communications that are used in professional contexts. A special emphasis will be given to work situations that might arise in the public service. Some cultural activities will also be included, making use of our location in Ottawa.
FREN 1002 French I: Low Intermediate French (1.o cr)
Taught in French for students who have had exposure to French but who have difficulty using it in day-to-day communication. Emphasis on oral expression and comprehension; development of reading and writing skills. Oral practice, oral presentations, interviews, cultural activities, grammar exercises. Attendance and participation are compulsory. Limited enrollment. No auditors.
Prerequisite: Self-assessment questionnaire.
FREN 1100 Fran├žais I: First-Year University French (1.0 cr)
Taught in French. Emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Oral presentations, discussions, interviews, reading of novels and magazine articles, listening activities, grammar exercises, compositions. Attendance and participation are compulsory. Limited enrolment. No auditors.
Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or self-assessment questionnaire.
FREN 2100 Fran├žais II: Second-Year University French (1.0 cr)
Taught in French. For non-francophone students. Advanced speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Advanced level reading from various sources, including literary texts. Grammar exercises, essays, oral presentations. Attendance and participation are compulsory. Limited enrollment. No auditors.
Prerequisite: FREN 1100 or FREN 1110 or permission of the Department.