French 204

KatYou've just placed into French 204 -- what comes next?

Maybe you're already thinking about pursuing a French major or minor.  Maybe you're planning to take French as a way to fulfill a General Education language requirement.  Whatever your situation, we encourage you to sign up for French 204 this summer.   One good reason -- you'll earn 8 free credits by taking the class!  But there are many other great reasons to register for 204 at summer FOCUS.

Here's why you should take French 204 right away this fall.

What is French 204, French Composition & Conversation?

In 204 you'll build communication skills and deepen your understanding of French and Francophone culture.

You'll find many opportunities for enrichment and community-building at home and abroad.

• You'll meet one-on-one for weekly conversation practice with Ariana (pictured on the left) -- a student from France is the French House Program Assistant this year.

• You'll read literary texts (poems, short stories, a short novel, and a play) from Francophone countries like Canada, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Côte d’Ivoire, etc.

• You'll review grammar and vocabulary from high school French while adding a few nuances.

Lindsey• You'll engage in debates, discussions, and role plays.

• You'll write and revise short essays

• The ultimate goal is to bring your skills up to the level necessary for success in Valpo's advanced French classes.

Read what Lindsey says about her experiences in French 204! 

Sample French events scheduled for 2010 - 2011

Fête d'ouverture
First gathering for all French majors and minors
August 31, 2010
Alumni Career Panel
Homecoming event
September 24, 2010
Focus on Africa
A series of events exploring Africa Throughout 2010-2011
Entre les murs
French film -- World Cinema Series
January, 2011

Last year's French calendar will give you an idea of the kinds of activities that students enjoy at Valpo.

Calendar of Events

Department calendar of events for all language students