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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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Expert Level C1/C2
Level 502
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Course Code: 502.C1
Alter Ego 5: Units 3, 4
Textbook, CDs, and online activities

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Master the French language perfectly. Understand a range of texts and recognize linguistic subtleties in order to express yourself fluently and spontaneously. Learn to use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes. Produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.


Communication Skills

  • Analyze the testimony of a militant
  • Understand the allusions and the implicit meanings of a text
  • Demonstrate how the argument of a social issue unfolds
  • Write a sales/marketing pitch
  • Discuss socio-economic issues
  • Summarize the ethnological reasoning of a writer
  • Summarize a sociological inquiry
  • Make trans-historical and intercultural comparisons
  • Emphasize a specific theme: two conflicting points of view; two dissimilar but converging viewpoints

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • The working class, social struggles, social climbing, workforce
  • Opening borders, globalization, multiculturalism


  • Summarize a text
  • Make an argument, orally
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