Topics in French Language

This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum) construct a story or write individual stories with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

No textbook required.
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Summer 2014 Language Schools

FREN3306A-L14 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L14 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L14 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2013

FREN3306A-L13 Lecture (Schaaf)
FREN3306B-L13 Lecture (Schaaf)
FREN3306C-L13 Lecture (Schaaf)

Summer 2012

FREN3306A-L12 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L12 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L12 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2011

FREN3306A-L11 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3306B-L11 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3306C-L11 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)

Summer 2010

FREN3306A-L10 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L10 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L10 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2009

FREN3306A-L09 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L09 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L09 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2008

FREN3306A-L08 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L08 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L08 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2007

FREN3306A-L07 Lecture (Fracchiolla)
FREN3306B-L07 Lecture (Fracchiolla)
FREN3306C-L07 Lecture (Fracchiolla)

Summer 2006

FREN3306A-L06 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306B-L06 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306C-L06 Lecture (Hontanx)

Summer 2005

FREN3306A-L05 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306B-L05 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306C-L05 Lecture (Hontanx)