French

College of Arts & Sciences

The James Geddes Language Center includes two language laboratories, classrooms especially equipped for language teaching, and extensive tape production and processing facilities. The center is located on the fifth floor at 685 Commonwealth Avenue. Orientation to Language Center operations and procedures is given during the first week of classes.

A placement test is required of every student whose most recent course in French was taken in high school or at a college other than Boston University. Information about the online placement test is available at bu.edu/rs/academics/placement-test-info.html. The test can be taken at any time, but can only be taken once in a 12-month period.

First-Semester French

CAS LF 111

A multimedia approach for students who have never studied French. A variety of communicative tasks develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 29-August 6)

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Second-Semester French

CAS LF 112

Prereq: (CAS LF 111) or placement test results. Continues CAS LF 111. A multimedia approach which develops speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, together with the grammar and vocabulary needed for more complex communicative tasks. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 29-August 6)

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Third-Semester French

CAS LF 211

Prereq: (CAS LF 112) or placement test results. Authentic literary selections by writers from diverse Francophone countries, cultural readings, and discussion of short-subject films by francophone filmmakers, accompanied by advanced study of grammar and emphasis on communicative skills. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 29-August 6)

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Fourth-Semester French

CAS LF 212

Prereq: (CAS LF 211) or placement test results. Refines the four skills through in-depth study of a modern novel. Creative oral and written exercises based on the novel and study of advanced grammar. Viewing of contemporary French films. Fulfills CAS language requirement, prepares for further study (LF 303). 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 29-August 6)

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