Department of French Education
Course Descriptions

Readings in Elementary French (1), (2)
An introduction to basic French, the course lays the foundation for learning French through instruction of its pronunciation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Elementary French Conversation (1), (2)
Studies basic conversation skills in French by developing listening, comprehension, and speaking, using recently published textbooks.

French Exercise (1), (2)
Students will practice what they have learned in beginning French reading through pronunciation practice and role-plays. Through this process, they will develop their ability to respond in real-life situations. The core focus of this course is to apply theories to practical use.

Training in French Reading (1), (2)
This course will give students the opportunity to practice and understand French texts by integrating the knowledge gained in the beginning course of French reading, practice, and conversation.

Readings in Intermediate French (1), (2)
An extension of the 1st year Readings in Elementary French course, students delve deeper into French grammar and develop skills to comprehend more advanced level texts.

Intermediate French Conversation (1), (2)
Studies basic conversation skills in French by developing listening comprehension, and speaking, using recently published textbooks.

Intermediate French Composition (1), (2)
Focuses on developing the ability to write for any purpose or situation. Students work to compose well-flowing sentences by properly utilizing correct grammar and practical sentence structure.

19th Century French Literature
Studies the various 19th century thought and selected literary works representative of the period. The early 19th century romanticism, transcendentalism, realism, naturalism, and symbolism are studied in sequence.

Advanced French Conversation (1), (2)
Using recently published textbooks, the course focuses on developing listening comprehension and speaking skills to enhance competency in verbal communication.

French Society and Culture
Using relevant texts and visual & audio materials, this course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding and knowledge about the various phenomena and systems of current French society as well as culture such as the culinary culture, festival culture, and cultural heritages.

Studies in French Curriculum
Examines the impact of modern linguistics, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics on French language education and the development process of recent pedagogies. Attempts to develop appropriate pedagogies for French teaching in Korea.

Methods of French Pronunciation
In this course, students will learn the phonological structure of French and how to teach French pronunciation, which will benefit them when they become French teachers.

Education of French Composition (1), (2)
Of the four functions of language, this course explores ways to improve writing skills and practices various self-expression techniques, using high school textbooks as class material.

Introduction to French Linguistics
Focuses primarily on understanding linguistic concepts by introducing students to French linguistic theories.

20th Century French Literature
Selects representative 20th century writers or literary works for study.

Field Work
Based on the principles of language learning, this course teaches various methods of teaching French, curriculum planning and analysis, etc. Students visit and observe actual education sites and prepare to be teachers armed with both theories and practices.

French Textbook Studies & Teaching Methods
Conducts comparative analysis of current high school French textbooks to identify those suitable for use in Korea. Using current textbooks, students explore the most effective way of teaching French by performing in an open class. Includes a practicum.

French Speaking Culture
This course looks at the concept, history, continental status, relevant international organizations of Francophonie which means regions and communities that speak French and inquires into the impact and characteristics of French culture in French-speaking countries and regions including France's overseas territories and Canada’s Quebec.

Studies on French Semantics
Focuses on gaining a better understanding of the world of semantics through the study of French. Through related text readings, the course studies the relationship between language, the external world and man, the power of language, and the problem of semantic interpretation based on speaker-listener rela- tionship.

Special Lecture on French Literature
Focuses on reviewing and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the correlation between literature, ideology, and arts through the study of French literature by century and genre.

Logical Thinking and Writing in French
Students practice engaging in logical thinking and writing such thoughts in French. Through this practice, students’ writing capabilities are enhanced.

French Sentences & Text
This course increases the understanding of French by starting from sentence-level interpretation through sentence analysis and arriving at text-level interpretation through text analysis. Furthermore, it encourages students to take an interest in the study of the meaning of language activities.

French and Education of Knowledge & Information
This course will examine the status of French in the modern knowledge and information era. Students will acquire the knowledge required to process information in French.

French for FLEX
This course primarily practices solving questions in preparation for FLEX.

Seminar on French Literature
Based on a general knowledge of French literature, this course investigates the inner workings of a piece of literature through analysis and interpretation of selected literary works. This requires an understanding of the methods of analysis and organization of thought to enable a logical compilation and classification of results.

French through Multimedia
In line with developments in the knowledge and information-based society, students will learn how to teach French using multimedia. After reviewing ways to create appropriate learning environments and the roles of a teacher, they will look at use of CD-ROM, documents gathered through Internet search, as well as audio and video media. Students will then design a curriculum.

Pedagogy of French Conversation
One of the most effective ways to acquire communication capabilities is conversation education. This course explores how to implement conversation education in the class environment and applies such methods with actual materials.