FSL 121Y1Y

French Language I

Instructor :

P. Bessler


Intended for students having some knowledge of French but wishing to increase their proficiency to that of normal University entrance. Offers training in written and spoken French; reinforcement of reading comprehension and aural abilities; and an introduction to French-Canadian and Québécois cultures.

Required texts:

J. Girardet, J. Pécheur, Écho, Méthode de français pour l’Amérique du Nord, A1

Recommended reference books:

Le petit Robert (monolingual dictionary); Le Robert-Collins (French-English dictionary); Bescherelle 1 – L’art de conjuger (Verb conjugation guide); Le petit Grevisse (Reference grammar)

Assignments and evaluation:

There is NO final exam.  3 Written Tests (Reading comprehension, Grammar, Written expression) 45% [15% x 3]; 3 Oral Tests (Listening comprehension, Oral production) 45% (15% x 3); Overall Assessment 10%.


FSL 102H1 or, upon first FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.


FSL 221Y1 and higher.