||[Sep. 8th, 2011|05:19 pm]
I'm a masters student in a bilingual program where students have to take a course in their second language. My french education is kind of a jumble. Core French (Grade 3 - 6), AP French (Grades 7-12), one intro class in university and the J'Explore Programme (Niveau 3). I haven't taken a class in 3 years but I've been living and working in Montreal, which made me reasonably comfortable speaking in a casual environment without worrying about all the terrible grammar mistakes I'm making. I still mess up my gender pronouns and I can't use the conditional properly in a conversation. But I can type a reasonably correct email and read teen novels.
I've got one year to get my fluency to a level where I can function in a french graduate class (albeit submitting papers in english). Basically I need to be able to understand a lecture and read graduate level assignments. I was placed in FLS2511 and sat in on a class today. The prof spoke 50% english (though he says that will change) and most of the students were uncomfortable putting a sentence together. The OBLI is giving me a choice of either FLS2511 or FLS2512 this term.
Can anyone weigh in on the difference between the two? Is 2512 substantially harder then 2511?