FSL 321Y1Y

French Language III


M. Friesner


The course is intended for students who have already mastered the basic competences in French language proficiency. The textbook used in this course will follow the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in its active approach which puts emphasis on the student being at the centre of the learning process. Students will learn the following intermediate-level language skills: writing, speaking as well as understanding written and spoken French.

Required texts:

1. J. Girardet, J. Pécheur, Écho, Méthode de français, B1.1(2e édition);  J. Girardet, J. Pécheur, Écho, Méthode de français, B1.1- Cahier Personnel d’Apprentissage (2e édition).

Recommended reference books:

Le petit Robert (monolingual dictionary); Le Robert-Collins (French-English dictionary);

Assignments and evaluation:

2 Compositions: 30%, 2 Grammar & Vocabulary Tests: 20%, 2 Listening Comprehension Tests: 10%, 2 Oral Production Tests: 30%, 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 221Y1 (63%) or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.


FSL375Y1 and higher. May not concurrently take FSL 31*H1 series courses.

NB: 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.