FSL 312H1S

Writing French: the Language of the Media

Instructor:

I. Kirouac-Massicotte

Description:

Using current online newspapers (in French), broaden your understanding of the French language; deepen your grammatical knowledge; expand your vocabulary (including idioms); review key aspects of French syntax; and fine-tune your reading skills in French. Weekly reading and writing workshops are an integral part of this course.

Required texts:

a recent French grammar and a bilingual dictionary. Writing and reading exercises will be made available on Quercus.

Assignments and evaluation:

4 In-Class Tests (20% + 25%+ 25% + 20%) 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.

Prerequisite:

FSL 221Y1 (63%) or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.

Exclusion:

FSL 321Y1 and higher