LF 214: Intermediate French II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: LF 214 Intermediate French II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): LF-213 with a grade of C or higher or placement by the Department of Foreign Languages.

Course Description in college catalog:

LF 214 is a fourth-semester course in French language and culture. Building on the students’ previous knowledge, the class will read and discuss authentic texts, view original French films and write about texts and films in relation to their personal experience. Students will also conduct internet research and prepare an oral presentation on a topic drawn from French and Francophone culture. Each student will have an individual interview with the professor (speaking assessment) at the end of the semester.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:


Program-specific outcomes

  • Students will accomplish relatively more complex communicative tasks (for example, be able to describe, compare, explain, express an opinion or wish, or give advice)
  • Students will read relatively more complex texts and be able to identify the main idea and supporting points
  • Students will respond or react, in conversation and in writing, to visual and other authentic materials in the target language
  • Students will summarize or paraphrase a narrative text presented to them, or create their own brief narrative orally and in writing.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  • Your speaking skills will be assessed by evaluating how readily and appropriately you answer in a question/answer or role play situation, including how well you pronounce Italian sounds and how well you apply the rules of Italian grammar.
  • Your listening abilities will be assessed by evaluating how well you understand auditory messages such as questions or short dialogues.
  • Your reading skills will be assessed by evaluating your understanding of a variety of reading material, such as advertisements, or simple passages about familiar topics (eating out, spare time, jobs).
  • Your writing skills will be assessed by evaluating how accurate, grammatical and comprehensible your writing samples are. You will be asked to write simple descriptions of yourself, your daily life, and others.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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