FRE-232: Intermediate French II

Liberal Arts
Language Studies
World Languages
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Intermediate French II
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A grade of C or better in FRE-231 or in three years of high school French, or instructor permission
Catalog Course Description

Follows FRE-231 and is the second of two intermediate-level French courses focusing on communication in a cultural context. Further develops students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in French, expands their vocabulary, and deepens their knowledge of pronunciation and grammatical principles in order to comprehend and express a wide range of ideas in both spoken and written French. Presents francophone culture.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

FRE-232 is designed to enable students to reach the Intermediate Mid level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, focusing on language learning through communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Core Course Topics
  1. Pronunciation
  2. Past-tense verbs
  3. Subjunctive verbs
  4. Hypothetical expressions
  5. Perfect verb forms
  6. Commands
  7. Gender and number agreement
  8. Critical listening, speaking, and writing
  9. Critical reading
  10. Francophone culture
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of pronunciation of French words and phrases
  2. Interpret and produce personal and historical narratives in the past using the passé composé, imparfait, passé recent, and time markers appropriately
  3. Use a variety of verbs in the present and imperfect subjunctive tenses in noun, adjective, and adverbial clauses
  4. Express hypotheses using the conditional and imperfect subjunctive tenses with si clauses correctly in speech and writing
  5. Employ the present perfect future, present perfect subjunctive, past perfect subjunctive, and conditional perfect verb tenses correctly in speech and writing
  6. Produce indirect commands in speech and writing, including regulars, irregulars and those with reflexive and direct and indirect object pronouns
  7. Demonstrate correct usage of past participles as adjectives with appropriate gender and number agreement
  8. Interpret authentic audio and visual materials and respond critically in French
  9. Summarize French-language research in written compositions and oral presentations
  10. Analyze cultural differences as manifested through language differences
General Information

Note: A grade of C- is not transferable and is not accepted by some programs at HFC.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to:

  • Participation
  • Homework assignments
  • Weekly/regular quizzes
  • Weekly/regular compositions
  • Chapter/unit tests
  • Oral presentation(s)/project(s)
  • Midterm/final exam
All sections of this level will use a textbook (and any accompanying materials) selected by the course coordinator and approved by the World Languages Committee.


General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Humanities
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2019