French IV, a course conducted almost exclusively in French, is designed as an advanced level course in which students continue to cultivate their speaking and writing skills, as well as to expand their proficiency in listening and reading comprehension. The emphasis in French IV is on encouraging and enabling each student to function independently in French. During the course of studies in French IV, students will be exposed to a variety of French texts in original French press (in print and on line), French radio podcasts, video segments in original French, and Francophone cinéma. Students will also participate, in French, in daily classroom discussions and debate, and will complete compositions in French as part of their grade. The French IV curriculum includes a review of all main grammar points. The choice of a college-level textbook supports the transition toward college level instruction.