This course enables students to acquire advanced oral and written communication skills. The topics presented are representative of French society and the Francophone world, and the communicative tasks are taught within the framework of authentic situations. Students learn to speak, listen, and write in personal, public, professional, and educational situations that simulate real life. Students learn to speak about people and events, to read authentic French texts and more. Observation and reflection are at the core of the learning process. Students will further expand their knowledge of grammar---syntax, verb tenses, etc.---and apply what they have learned in previous courses. Students observe linguistic phenomena in the material provided and learn to deduct grammar rules from it. The true appropriation of language emanates from the students themselves. This class takes a hands-on and real-life approach to language acquisition. Note: This course is not available to students for whom French is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.