FSL 100H1 F/S

French for Beginners


An intensive basic course in spoken and written French for students who have no knowledge of French: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

Required text:

Valdman, Pons & Scullen, Chez nous, 3rd Canadian edition (manual and accompanying access code for computer module).

Assignments and evaluation:

Term work: 67% - Written component: 1 Quiz 10%; 1 In-class composition 20%; 1 Mid-term 30%, Oral Component: 1 Oral Comprehension test 15%; Oral Presentation or Individual Interview 15%; Overall assessment: (attendance and preparation for each class; active participation in oral and written activities)10%. Two-hour final university examination: 33%.

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 102H1 and higher.

Please note: You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you must withdraw from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites. Since this is a course for students who have had no previous training in French, a placement test is not required. The department reserves the right to require a placement review when in doubt about a student’s proficiency level in French. This decision may not be appealed.