FSL 421Y1Y

French Language IV




An advanced course in French including the reading and discussion of texts focusing on the francophone presence and influence in the international context. Emphasis is placed on mastery of complex linguistic skills via use of a variety of reference tools and self-correction.

Required texts:

Alain Vercollier, Claudine Vercollier, Kay Bourlier. Difficultés expliquées du français - for English speakers. Paris, CLE International, 2004. 351 p.

Recommended reference books:

Le petit Robert (monolingual dictionary); Le Robert-Collins (French-English dictionary); Bescherelle 1 – L’art de conjuguer (verb conjugation guide); Le petit Grevisse. Grammaire française (grammar reference).

Assignments and evaluation:

Cultural Project I & UU (oral Production) (10% & 15%); Auto-correction 5%; Mid-Term Test (20%); Listening Comprehension Test (10%); Reading Comprehension 10%; Final Test (20%); Overall Assessment (5%)

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 321Y1 or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.


FSL 442H1, FSL 443H1.

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.