French for Beginners
This course is designed for those who have had no previous training in French and who desire an intensive, practical introduction to the language. It offers basic, comprehensive training in both written and spoken French. Students registered in this course are required to enroll in a tutorial.
Required text: Valdman, Pons & Scullen, Chez nous, 3rd Canadian edition (manual and accompanying access code for computer module).
Assignments and evaluation: Term work: 67% - Written component: 1 Quiz 10%; 1 In-class composition 20%; 1 Mid-term 30%, Oral Component: 1 Oral Comprehension test 15%; Oral Presentation or Individual Interview 15%; Overall assessment: (attendance and preparation for each class; active participation in oral and written activities)10%. Two-hour final university examination: 33%.
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.
Exclusion: FSL 102H1 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. Since this is a course for students who have had no previous training in French, a placement test is not required. The department reserves the right to require a placement review when in doubt about a student’s proficiency level in French. This decision may not be appealed.