French Language Courses

FRE 101 Beginner's French I    Fall
An audio-visual approach is used to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French in a cultural context. The main emphasis is on acquiring competence through aural/oral practice. Classroom activities include videos, comprehension and grammar exercises, conversation, and skits. Five classes; laboratory required. No credit is given for 101 unless followed by 102. Staff

FRE 102 Beginner's French II    Spring
A continuation of 101. The audio-visual approach promotes proficiency through listening and speaking French. Growing emphasis on reading and writing. Classroom activities include videos, discussions, small group work, and comprehension and grammar exercises. A midterm interview with instructor, and a final oral presentation. Five classes; laboratory required. Prerequisite: 101. Students who complete 102 normally place into 107. Staff

FRE 103 Intensive Beginner's and Intermediate French    Fall, Spring
An intensive course that covers 101 and 102 in one semester. Designed for students who have previously studied French but whose preparation is either too remote or insufficient for direct placement in intermediate French. An audio-visual approach is used to develop concurrently the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French in a cultural context. Classroom activities include videos, discussions, small group work, comprehension and grammar exercises, and conversation. Five classes; laboratory required. Normally followed by 107. Staff

FRE 105 Intermediate French    Fall
Designed for students who have a satisfactory foundation in French but are not yet qualified for 108. Grammar review, composition, reading of standard French texts, and practice in listening and speaking. Three classes, laboratory as deemed necessary. Prerequisites: two to five years of secondary school French and a satisfactory score on the placement test. Normally followed by 108. C. Sagnier

FRE 107 Intermediate/Advanced French    Fall, Spring
A continuation of 102. Develops an active command of spoken and written French through class discussion and compositions. Continued presentation and review of grammar. Acquisition of reading skills through short readings. Five classes. Normally open only to students who have successfully completed 102 or 103. Staff

FRE 1027 Intensive Intermediate and Advanced French    Spring
A continuation of 102. Develops an active command of spoken and written French through class discussion and compositions. Continued presentation and review of grammar. Acquisition of reading skills through short readings. Five classes. Normally open only to students who have successfully completed 102 or 103. Staff

FRE 108 Advanced French    Fall, Spring
An intensive course aimed at developing an active command of the language. Syllabus includes the reading of literary texts, and class exercises emphasize comprehension and oral proficiency. Three classes. Prerequisite: 105 or satisfactory score on placement test. Staff

FRE 207 Studies in French Language and Style    Fall, Spring
Intensive practical training in oral and written French through a study of French culture and society. Strong emphasis on discussion. Film series. Recommended as preparation for advanced courses in French literature and civilization. Three classes. Prerequisite: 107 or 108. Staff

FRE 207F Accelerated Summer Study in France
A four-week summer intensive language course, equivalent to 207, taught in France, at the IS Aix-en-Provence, with additional instruction from resident Princeton faculty. Emphasis on French-language writing and speaking skills, with supplemental work in literature. Admission by application and interview. Prerequisite: 107, 102-7, or 108, or equivalent. Five four-hour classes, two preceptorials. C. Sagnier