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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 505
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Course Code: 505.C1
Alter Ego 5: Units 9, 10
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 a literary narrative
  • Explain a psychic process
  • Understand and articulate economic and psychological implications of a social phenomenon
  • Understand and rephrase technical explanations
  • Present and discuss the different functions of art
  • Analyze a descriptive literary text
  • Rephrase a creator's thought
  • Discuss the functions of literature
  • Discuss education

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Virtual worlds, role playing games, simulation games on the internet, social networks
  • Art history, the functions of art, new methods of artistic production, art education


  • Write a press review
  • Critique a show
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