FSL 271H1F

French Grammar, within Reason




An introduction to basic concepts of the French grammar from an analytic and descriptive point of view. Exploration of traditional grammar concepts such as subject, predicate, complement. This course provides understanding of the logic that is often hidden by the apparent complexity of grammatical rules.

Required texts:

a recent French grammar and a bilingual dictionary. Writing exercises, texts and reference tools will be made available on Quercus.

Assignments and evaluation:

3 in-class tests and compositions (25% each); take-home short assignments in preparation for class (15%); 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 121Y1Y or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.


 Any FSL 300-level course 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 or for not following the placement test recommendation. This decision may not be appealed.