French 14 is the last step in your formal linguistic instruction : after a thorough grammar review, we explore the mecanisms of the French sentence while paying attention to what makes natural sounding French speech. I value very much communicative activities often done in pairs or small groups. While the focus of this class will be on the acquisition of the four skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking, there will be a gradual emphasis on reinforcing your composition skills. These will allow you to deepen your understanding of the cultural material seen though the semester.