FSL 221Y1Y

French Language II


Intended for those who have some knowledge of French, this course is the first in a proficiency-sequenced series that provides students with the opportunity to become proficient, focused, autonomous French language learners. Adopting a principally actional approach to second language learning targeting Level A2 objectives of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the course’s main objective is to provide a communicative learning environment through activities based in real-world, everyday contexts.

Required texts:

J. Girardet, J. Pécheur, Écho, Méthode de français pour l’Amérique du Nord, A2

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:

3 Tests based on the textbook 3 Units (25%, 20% and 20%): 65%; 1 two-part cultural project (written = 5% and oral = 5%): 10%; 1 video recording (oral production in interaction): 10%; In-class participation (in-class presence, exercises, etc.): 15%.  There is no final examination for this course.

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 121Y1 or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.


Any FSL 300-level course and higher