French 104: French Pronunciation: Practice and Theory

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

People all over the world appreciate the beauty of the French language, yet French is difficult to pronounce and few students of the language feel confident about their pronunciation.  The aim of this course is to improve your French pronunciation and overall fluency. Learning sound – spelling correspondences will help you sight read accurately. A thorough study of the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (API) will give you the tools to work on your pronunciation systematically.  Standard French will serve as our model, but we’ll look at various dialects that are spoken in the Francophone world.  Requisite:  FR5 or equivalent.  Taught in French.

MWF 10-10:50    Haines 110