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French Institute Alliance Franšaise (FIAF)
Spring 2014
11-week Session
Apr 7–Jun 23
5½-week Sessions
Apr 7–May 13 / May 14–Jun 23
2-week Sessions
May 27–Jun 6 / Jun 9–20
Workshops thru Jun 23
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Intermediate Level B1
Level 303
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Course Code: 303.B1
Alter Ego 3 (Units 5, 6)
Textbook, workbook, CDs, and online activities

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Study familiar situations encountered in work, school, and leisure. Learn to formulate simple sentences about personal interests, express ideas and opinions, and handle situations likely to arise when traveling.


Communication Skills

  • Defend, oppose, and get involved in a debate
  • Ask for clarification by email
  • Encourage someone
  • Promote solidarity
  • Express your objectives
  • Expression duration
  • Discuss painting
  • Give your impressions about something
  • In a letter, offer to set up a cultural program
  • Ask questions
  • Participate in a debate: discuss, interrupt a discussion

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • The present participle and the gerund tense
  • Different ways to express an objective
  • Time and duration
  • Using relatives with the subjunctive mood
  • Different types of questions
  • Adverbs ending in –ment

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Showing solidarity
  • Discovering French artists and their works
  • Critiquing shows
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