FRE 226H1F

Tools and strategies for Learners of French




This course provides learners with an understanding of how one best acquires French as a second or third language including tools and strategies that allow for effective, autonomous learning. Students will first learn about the types of knowledge and sub-skills that must be acquired to master French including vocabulary and grammar as well as the four main competences (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). They will then receive practical training in the use of online resources including French language corpora and automatic assessment tools.

Required text:

Textbook (TBA) as well as articles and book chapters distributed via the course website

Assignments and evaluation:

Two in-class tests (2x25%); Two take-home assignments (2x20%); Overall assessment (10%).

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.


FSL 221Y1Y or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.


FRE225Y1Y, any FSL 300+ courses and higher