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Last approved: Tue, 18 May 2021 18:35:48 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:11:07 GMT

Name Email
Christine Knapp

Materials Fee or Fee Change

Fall 2021
French Café
Classical Mod Lang, Lit & Cult
Liberal Arts & Sciences
We are requesting a $30 course material fee in order to pay TalkAbroad for two conversations with native French speakers. The fees are listed on their website
It costs $30 for 2 30-minute conversations with a native French speaker online. The conversations are recorded, and the conversations can both foreground student progress over the course of FRE 2100, FRE 2110, and FRE 3200 (because we are proposing that students use TalkAbroad for all 3 of these courses) and serve as an assessment tool. The conversations will be 30 minutes for FRE 3200 (instead of 15 minutes as proposed for FRE 2100 and FRE 2110) so that students can see their progress in terms of conversation length. TalkAbroad was used outside of the course material fee structure for FRE 3200, and the instructor of the course and the students all testified that by having conversations with a native speaker, students felt greater confidence and became aware that they indeed were able to communicate effectively orally with native speakers.
Heather E. Dillaway (ao1701) (Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:40:12 GMT): Rollback: See email from Heather Dillaway. This proposal is past deadline and therefore we cannot accept it this year. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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