FREN101


FREN 101 is the first of two courses for beginners, FREN 101 – 102, which make up a program for students who have not yet reached the grade 11 level of French. The objective of the course is the acquisition of basic comprehension, communication, and writing skills. The courses, of a "blended"and "enriched" approach, aim to provide students with a solid grounding in French grammar and the development of an awareness of the language's structures, and to act as a useful introduction to French and Francophone culture. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here. Further information on the course is at http://blogs.ubc.ca/fren101

Required text:
Manley, Smith, McMinn, Prévost, Horizons Custom package = custom text + iLrn access code (6th edition). Cengage (Nelson), 2015.

Prerequisite: None

Note: Not available to students with the prerequisite for FREN 102.

Course registration

FREN 101 is the first of two courses for beginners, FREN 101 & 102, which make up a program for students who have not yet reached the grade 11 level of French.

FREN 101 is designed for absolute beginners, who have never learned any French before, and assumes no prior knowledge of French; while also welcoming near-beginners who have completed French 9 or less (or French 10 more than five years ago). We start with the absolute basics: bonjour, bienvenue, à bientôt... Further information on the course is at http://blogs.ubc.ca/fren101

The objective of the course is the acquisition of basic comprehension, communication, and writing skills. The course, of a “blended” and “enriched” approach, aims to provide students with a solid grounding in French grammar and the development of an awareness of the language’s structures, and to act as a useful introduction to French and Francophone culture. Each course involves three hours a week of classroom work, plus five one-hour sessions per term of oral comprehension practice in the Multimedia Language Centre.

If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you---for example if you have already learned some French---and for restrictions on enrollment: please read Beginning and Intermediate French. For more about placement, please see the department's French Advising pages.

Required text
Manley, Smith, McMinn, Prévost, Horizons Custom package = custom text + iLrn access code 6th edition. Nelson, 2015.

Recommended resources
Other materials and resources: from your instructor and via FREN 101 > Resources for French

Prerequisite: None

Note: Not available to students with the prerequisite for FREN 102.

Labs: (winter session only)
Choose one French 101 Lab.
Labs are held every other week in Buchanan B126.
Lab A sections: Term 1 and 2: Labs start on the 3rd week of classes.
Lab B sections: Term 1 and 2: Labs start on the 4th week of classes.
French 101-901 and French 101-903 do their Laboratory work during regular class time, so please do not register for a Lab session.

Prerequisite: None

Note: Not available to students with the prerequisite for FREN 102.

Course Registration