The Department of French and Italian

Molly Deaver


M.A. in French, University of Alabama

Assistant Instructor, Graduate Student
Molly Deaver

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Interests


19th and 20th century French literature, surrealism, autobiography, nouveau roman

Biography


Molly Deaver is a third-year student in French Studies. She holds an M.A. in French and a B.A. in International Studies with a concentration on International Relations and Western Europe from the University of Alabama. Her research interests explore questions of memory and authorship in the French novel. She is also completing a Portfolio in Women and Gender Studies.

Courses


FR 601C • Beginning French

37070 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.202
Hybrid/Blended

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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    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531