The Department of French and Italian

Maxence P. Leconte


Ph.D in French Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, B.A in European History, Université Catholique de Lille.

Maxence P. Leconte

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FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36825 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GSB 2.122

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 412K • Intermediate French I-Wb

35625 • Fall 2020
Internet

French 412K, the third semester online French course offered by the University of Texas at Austin. In this online course, we will be using the first-year French curriculum of Français interactif, a beginning French program developed here at the University of Texas.

The goal of FR 412K is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical
structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online
activities.

In addition to working independently on the online activities, there are also synchronous (Conferences) and asynchronous (Discussions) interactions with classmates that you will be recording online as assignments (videos, conversations, surveys, etc.).

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills-Wb

35630 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM
Internet

French intermediate French course taught on Zoom MWF

Aim: further students' intercultural knowledge by exploring the historical, social and cultural lives of three francophone cities, while increasing linguistic proficiency (oral and written production/comprehension)

FR 325C • Crisis And Conflict

36290 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM GDC 2.210
GC

This course focuses on historical and social conflicts as manifested in literary texts. Themes deal specifically with moments of crisis (involving gender, class, religious and national identity) in French or francophone history.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35745 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 2.122

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36220 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.108

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36705 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.102

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 601C • Beginning French

36540 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM PAR 206

Welcome to the French Intensive Language Program. French 601C is the first semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes no previous knowledge of the language.  Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. Français interactifhelps you explore the French language and culture by following the lives of real UT students who participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The UT students will introduce you to their French host families, their French university, and their lives in France.  Keep in mind as you watch these students that they were in your position only a year ago--enrolled in beginning French at UT!  This program shows you that it IS possible to learn French well enough to communicate with native speakers.

In addition to following the exploits of these UT students, you will also watch videos of native French speakers as well as scenes of day-to-day interactions (e.g., vendors in the market, waiters at a café, children getting ready to go to school, etc.)  These video-based materials give Français interactif an authenticity and immediacy lacking in most commercially produced textbooks. 

As its name implies, Français interactif emphasizes interaction:
student/teacher, student/student, student/computer, and even
student/native-speaker.  The goal of these materials is in its title: interaction in French!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 601C • Beginning French

36465 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.208

Welcome to the French Intensive Language Program. French 601C is the first semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes no previous knowledge of the language.  Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. Français interactifhelps you explore the French language and culture by following the lives of real UT students who participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The UT students will introduce you to their French host families, their French university, and their lives in France.  Keep in mind as you watch these students that they were in your position only a year ago--enrolled in beginning French at UT!  This program shows you that it IS possible to learn French well enough to communicate with native speakers.

In addition to following the exploits of these UT students, you will also watch videos of native French speakers as well as scenes of day-to-day interactions (e.g., vendors in the market, waiters at a café, children getting ready to go to school, etc.)  These video-based materials give Français interactif an authenticity and immediacy lacking in most commercially produced textbooks. 

As its name implies, Français interactif emphasizes interaction:
student/teacher, student/student, student/computer, and even
student/native-speaker.  The goal of these materials is in its title: interaction in French!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

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