Practical Phonetics and Listening Comprehension

Spring 2021
Class No: 30672
remote; synchronous
R. Weiher

Course Description:

This multimedia course concentrates on pronunciation and listening comprehension skills and provides a new understanding of the French language. Theoretical and practical concepts are taught as necessary, in order to familiarize students with the wide range of pronunciation systems that span the Francophone world, as attitudes and ideologies associated with them. While honing their own pronunciation, students are encouraged to critically evaluate what it means to “sound French.” This course is strongly recommended before study, work, or travel in French-speaking countries, particularly for Education Abroad Program students.


A passing grade in French 3 at UC Berkeley, or the equivalent. If you have questions about placement, see the Placement Guidelines on French Department website.

Additional information: 

Course not open to native or heritage speakers of French.