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French, B.A.

Graduates earning a bachelor’s degree in French from Hood College:

  1. Ability to read and write at the advanced-low level in French according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines through:
    • Writing routine, informal and formal texts of essay length as well as narratives, descriptions and summaries;
    • Exhibiting good control of a range of grammatical structures and a fairly wide range of grammatical vocabulary; and 
    • Understanding main ideas and supporting details of authentic narrative and descriptive texts.
  2. Speak and understand spoken discourse at the advanced-high level in French according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines through:
    • Explaining in detail and narrate fully and accurately in all time frames with consistency, and
    • Comprehending, with ease and confidence, conventional narrative and descriptive texts of any length as well as complex factual material.
  3. Ability to do research effectively and evaluate sources of various kinds in both French and in English through:
    • Analyzing, interpreting and presenting research in narrative form, and
    • Evaluating sources of various kinds in both French and English.
  4. Ability to understand the relationship between the products, practices, and perspectives of Francophone cultures through:
    • Using the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products, practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.