FRB 2101: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH COMMUNICATION SKILLS Course description It will introduce French grammatical structures in varied contexts to give information, express feelings, hold sustained conversations and construct arguments. Participation in contextualized role plays and skits will be encouraged. Objectives To enhance the learners’ skills acquired at the elementary level as well as introducing to them new grammatical aspects required in daily life communication situations. To help the learners acquire real communication skills& techniques with the use of authentic documents. To help the learners prepare and make presentations on various topics in french. Content : Revision of pronominal verbs and their negative form. Revision of the past tense –use of verbe être » emphasised . - Gender changes in the past tense - Cases of pronominal verbs - Negation in the past tense Introduction of the imperfect tense its formation, usage basing on someone’s biography Describing one’s childhood memories. The use of the past tense and the imperfect tense combined Introduction of the future tense ; its formation & usage Talking about one’s future plans & activities Expected outcome By the end of the course, learners should be able to: to narrate past events using the past and imperfect tenses in french. Talk about their childhood memories Talk about their future plans & projects Mode of delivery Lectures Group discussion & oral presentation Task –based learning Use of audio-visual and authentic documents Mode of Assessment Course work will constitute 30% Final written examination will constitute 70% REFERENCES 1. Guy Capelle, 2003, Taxi! Méthode de Français I, Paris : Hachette 2. Annie MONNERIE GOARIN, 1991, Bienvenue en France, Méthode de français Tome I, Paris : Didier 3. Micheal Oates & Larbi Oukanda, 2006, Entre amis, Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company 4. Claire Miquel, 2004, Communication progressive du Français, Niveau débutant, Intermediaire, Paris : CLE International. 5. Valette, 1975, French for mastery I, Toronto: D.C Heath and Company 6. Maïa Grégoire, 1997, Grammaire progressive du Français, Niveau débutant, Niveau Intermédiaire, Paris : CLE International. 7. Anne Vicher, 2001, Grammaire progressive du Français pour les adolescents, Niv Débutant, Niveau Intermédiaire, Paris : CLE International.