A grammatical, phonetic, and structural study of the French language in its written and spoken forms. Written assignments focus on portrait, description, indirect and direct discourse, and narrative point of view. Discussion and debate explore a variety of subjects in conjunction with readings of literary texts and periodicals. Attendance at French Table is required. This is a required course for students who will continue with literature and culture courses. Prerequisite: FRNCH*225 or permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirements: IP, ME.