Spring 2021

French Conversation

Listed in: French, as FREN-208

Formerly listed as: FREN-08


Raphael Sigal (Section 01)


To gain as much confidence as possible in idiomatic French, we discuss French social institutions and culture, trying to appreciate differences between French and American viewpoints. Our conversational exchanges will touch upon such topics as French education, art and architecture, the status of women, the spectrum of political parties, minority groups, religion, and the position of France and French-speaking countries in the world. Supplementary work with audio and video materials.

In addition to books, we will make extensive use of video and audio material. Classes will all be synchronous and divided between lecture and small group discussions. 

Requisite: FREN 205, or completion of AP French, or four years of secondary school French in a strong program. Limited to 16 students. Spring semester. Professor Sigal.

If Overenrolled: For the 2020-2021 academic year, priority will be given to first-year students, then second-year students, especially those who are planning to study in France, and to French majors and potential majors.


Attention to Speaking, Languages Other Than English, Online Only


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022, Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022