FSL 473H1S

Oral French in Context


S. Sacré


Putting students in diverse speaking and listening situations and contexts, this course is designed for those who wish to consolidate and perfect their speaking and listening abilities and take them to the next level. Focusing on a contextual approach of both oral and aural French and various francophone cultures, this course will focus on various aspects and difficulties that come with speaking and understanding French in real-life situations.

Required texts: No required text, documents will be given in class (articles, audio/video documents, etc.)

Recommended (but optional) texts: Maurice Grevisse, Le Petit Grevisse. Grammaire française, Bruxelles, Deboeck-Duculot, 32e édition, 2009; Bien parler: guide de prononciation et d’orthoépie françaises (available online at http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~jsteele/textbook.htm, ID: pronunciation, Password: orthoepie0708)

Assignments and Evaluation: 1 Reading test: 5%;  1 Questions & review of an audio/video document: 15%;  1 Listening Comprehension Test & dictation: 20%;  1 Oral Production Test (& written assignment): 25%;  1 Comprehension assignment (transcription & assessment of a document): 10%;  1 video cultural project in interaction: 10%;  Overall Assessment: 15%.

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.

Pre-requisites: FSL 375Y1

Exclusion: Not open to fluent or native speakers of French.

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.