This course is designed to immerse students in an environment that stresses oral communication in French through the study of current events, culture, and cinema. Using authentic French materials, students will practice their conversational skills as well as enhance their knowledge of French and Francophone society and culture. Working interactively with the instructor and classmates, students will develop speaking skills needed to discuss various cultural, social, and political issues relevant to the Francophone world. This course is taught in French and counts as an elective toward the French major.