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EIU Department of Foreign Languages

Spring 2018 

 

Note to "Seal" students:  

If you have the "Illinois Seal of Biliteracy" and are wondering which class to take, contact:  

Dr. Christiane Eydt-Beebe (Chair) ckeydt@eiu.edu

 

CHINESE...

FLC 1102 Elementary Chinese II (4 credits) 

Take the second semester of Mandarin Chinese and continue studying an important language--the language of the second largest trading partner of the US. This course will continue introducing students to the sounds and writing system of Mandarin Chinese, as well as basic components of its grammar. You'll also get to learn about Chinese culture! Fulfill your language requirement by taking FLC 1102. 

Never taken Chinese  before?  Our first-semester course FLG 1101 is offered every fall semester. 

MTWF 1-1:50 

 

FRENCH...

FLF 1102 Elementary French II (4 credits)

In the second semester of introductory French, students continue to learn and practice the basic components of the French language, like reading, writing, speaking and listening. You’ll also continue to broaden your understanding of French and Francophone cultures!

MTWF 10:00-10:50

 

FLF 2202G Intermediate French II (4 credits)

Have you taken 3 or 4 years of high school French, or 3 semesters in college? Take Intermediate French II! This course continues to review French grammar while expanding your vocabulary. You’ll get lots of practice reading, writing, speaking and listening. And, you’ll continue to learn about the French and Francophone cultures around the world. You’ll also read a short novella!

MTWF 12:00-12:50

 

FLF 3220: Business French (3 credits)

Do you plan on using your French in the business world? Are you interested in looking for a job in France or a French-speaking country? This advanced language course will introduce students to important business vocabulary while practicing job-seeking skills like writing a writing a cover letter and a CV. They’ll also practice interviewing, creating reports, selling a product and more! Students who have completed FLF 2202G or its equivalent are ready for this course.

MW 2:00-3:15

 

GERMAN…

FLG 1102 Elementary German II (4 credits)

Did you know German is the most widely spoken language in the EU (percentage of the total number of speakers)? Have you had a year of German in high school or a semester in college? Then German 1102 is for you. It will also complete your Foreign Language graduation requirement. You will acquire more basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and learn much about the culture of modern day Germany. Of course, you will learn how to pronounce more of those long German words too (Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung; Oktoberfestvergnügen)...

Never taken German before?  Our first-semester course FLG 1101 is offered every fall semester. 

MTWF 12-12:50

 

FLG 2202G Intermediate German II (4 credits)

Have you had 3 or 4 years of German in high school or 3 semesters in college? This Intermediate German class is for you. It can also be used towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement. You will review basic German grammar and vocabulary, and enhance your speaking and writing skills while learning more about the globalized society in modern Germany. Short readings (stories), music and films will be part of this course. 

MTWF 2-2:50

 

FLG 3315  German Lyrics and Ballads (3 credits)

Did you have 4 or more years of German in high school, or 4 semesters in college? Do you like listening to music and want to improve your listening and speaking skills? This course is intended for intermediate to advanced learners of German. You will read and listen to songs and ballads that deal with a wide range of topics: History and politics (such as World War I, the peace movement of the 1980s, and the Cold War), pop and rock music (the Schlager genre; German rock, metal and Hip-Hop). By the end of this course you will know what poems the Thirty Years War gave rise to--but also much more about modern German music, such as Rammstein, Peter Fox, and Cro... 

MWF 3-3:50 

 

SPANISH...

NEW ONLINE OPTION!   FLS 1101 Elementary Spanish I (4 credits) 

Do you need to fulfill your foreign language requirement but require a flexible schedule? FLS 1101 online may be for you! We will learn the same speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as in the face-to-face course, but you can study and complete assignments at times that work best for you. Please note: Course will require approximately four synchronous online "meetings" over D2L with the professor and classmates over the semester. The times for these will be determined by Doodle Poll the first week of class.

1 online section offered. Check PAWS.

 

FLS 1101 Elementary Spanish I (4 credits)

Interested in Spanish? Do you want to learn how to speak the second most spoken language in America? You will enjoy studying basic language skills and learning about the amazing and eclectic culture of the Spanish-speaking world. After Spanish 1101, continue taking Spanish in the spring and complete the language requirement for graduation!

4 sections offered. Check PAWS.  

 

FLS 1102 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits) 

Have you taken some Spanish in high school? Do you need to fulfill the language requirement for graduation? Take FLS 1102! You will expand your vocabulary and practice speaking and writing in Spanish. You will continue to learn about the Spanish-speaking cultures, too! After FLS 1102, practice and enhance your Spanish by taking Intermediate Spanish I, FLS 2201G, in the spring.

3 sections offered. Check PAWS. 

 

New course!   FLS 1112 Spanish for the Health Professions (4 credits) 

Spanish for the Health Professions is a second-semester language course specifically designed for students interested in or preparing to enter the health professions or related fields. The course covers basic second-semester grammar, and its vocabulary is focused on the human body, its functions and problems. The communicative context includes dialogues, interviews, and role plays. FLS 1112 is also an introduction to the Hispanic population's perspective on the social aspects of health care (drug use and abuse, attitudes towards sexuality, aging, etc.). Prerequisite: A year of high school Spanish, or one semester in college. 

 

Please note: If you have taken a regular FLS 1102 course and received credit, no additional credit can be given for FLS 1112. 

 

TWR 4-5:10

 

FLS 2201G Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits)

Have you taken 2 or 3 years of Spanish in high school (or 2 semesters in college)? Are you looking for a great class to use towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement? Also, this class may be perfect for students who received the "Illinois Seal of Biliteracy" and want to continue their language study (ask us for placement advice). You will review grammar points, practice your Spanish in conversation and composition, and broaden your understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Also as Honors section available. 

FLS 2291G Intermediate Spanish I Honors (4 credits)

MTRF 1-1:50 (for both 2201G and 2291G)

 

FLS 2202G Intermediate Spanish II (4 credits)

Have you taken 3 or 4 years of Spanish in high school (or 3 semesters in college)? Are you looking for a great class to use towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement? This class could also be perfect if you are a "Seal" student (received the  "Illinois Seal of Biliteracy") and want to continue your language study (ask us for placement advice). You will review grammar points, practice your Spanish in conversation and composition, and broaden your understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Also as Honors section available. 

FLS 2292G Intermediate Spanish II Honors (4 credits)

MTRF 1-1:50 (for both 2202G and 2292G) 

 

FLS 3000 Problems in Spanish Grammar (4 credits)

Had 4 or more years in high school (or 4 semesters in college)? Interested in a Spanish Minor? After completing this class, you will need just 8 more credits to complete the Minor. The course is designed to further develop your oral and written proficiency, and- especially-deepen your knowledge and understanding of grammar. Offered every semester. Note: This course a prerequisite for all other 3000/4000 level courses (except FLS 3050).

TWR 10-11:10

 

FLS 3050 Spanish Pronunciation and Conversation (4 credits)

Have you had 4 or more years in high school (or 4 semesters in college)? In this course, you will develop your conversational skills and pronunciation. You will learn to express your opinion on a variety of intriguing and current topics! Note: We recommend taking FLS 3000 first (see above). However, if FLS 3000 doesn't work with your class schedule, take FLS 3050 first (and the following semester FLS 3000).   

MWF 1-2:10 

 

FLS 3550  Contemporary Latin American Drama (3 credits)

Students will read plays that represent the development of major theatrical movements of Latin America during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will examine both the written texts as well as performances. As a final project, students will select a one-act play to perfform in the classroom for an invited audience.

TR 11-12:15

 

FLS 4650  Latinx Identities and Cultural Diversity   (3 credits) 

The course will explore the cultural construction of Latin-American-Latino/a-Latinx identities through literature and film. It will examine a selection of thought-provoking films and texts. Topics to be discussed include cultural diversity; the construction of identity in terms of race, gender, sexuality, and class; bilingualism and code-switching; experiences of exile; and the role of literature and film as a platform for social and political change. 

MWF  10-10:50

 

 

SPANISH  FRENCH  GERMAN...

 

FLS/F/G 3401 (3 credits, for teacher ed students)

or

FLS/F/G 3501: Languages for Young Learners (1-3 credits, for non-teacher ed students) 

Not just for teacher ed students! Have you studied a language for 4 semesters (equivalent of 2202G)? Are you--maybe--a language minor? Would you like to share your language with first through fourth graders? You will teach a 6-week after-school enrichment program in your language (Spanish or French or German) and earn language credits. Ask us about this course. Limited to 4 spots in the spring semester. Our host school in spring is in Hume, Illinois (45 minutes north of Charleston; you will carpool). 

R 2:00-5:00 (6 weeks, plus weekly preparatory meetings, TBA).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Department of Foreign Languages

Coleman Hall, First Floor
217-581-3021
Fax: 217-581-3113
ckeydt@eiu.edu


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