FREN202

Elementary French II

FREN 202 is the continuation of FREN 201: A low intermediate course for non-specialists, focused on the discovery and appreciation of diverse aspects of francophone culture, based on printed documents, audio-visual material and the Internet. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here.

Required texts:

  1. A BredeletM BufferneBruno MègreW.M RodriguesOdyssée 2 : Livre de l’élève. (Paris: CLÉ International, 2021).
  2. Laetitia Chaneac-KnightOdyssée 2 : Cahier d'activités. (Paris: CLÉ International, 2021).

Prerequisite: One of FREN 111, FREN 201 or assignment based on placement test.

Note:
Successful completion of FREN 202 satisfies the Faculty of Arts Language Requirement.
Not available for credit to students with FREN 12.

The sequence of French language courses FREN 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 402 is designed for non-native speakers. UBC’s French language course sequence should be taken in order and one course at a time: FREN 101 then 102, followed by 201 and 202, and so on.

The Department of FHIS reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course. Enrollment at or below the level the student has already attained is not permitted.


A continuation of the A2 level work begun in FREN 201, focused on the understanding of detached sentences and expressions related to everyday life (such as personal and familial information, regular purchases, one’s immediate environment including home, community and workplace).

French grammatical structures such as uses of pronouns, the future tense and hypothetical sentences will be studied with an interactive approach, stressing communicative competence.

This practice will include:

  • communicating in the context of the practical exchange of information on familiar and socially relevant topics.
  • understanding longer spoken messages,
  • reading short texts such as personal letters and newspaper articles,
  • expressing practical ideas and opinions both orally and in writing.
  • learning about diverse cultures of the French-speaking world.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with useful tools for everyday situations they are likely to encounter in a French speaking region.

At the end of the semester, students will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, to communicate in routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on familiar matters, to describe aspects of their background, immediate environment and ordinary needs.

Lectures and class discussions are mostly conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here.

Required texts:

  1. A BredeletM BufferneBruno MègreW.M RodriguesOdyssée 2 : Livre de l’élève. (Paris: CLÉ International, 2021).
  2. Laetitia Chaneac-KnightOdyssée 2 : Cahier d'activités. (Paris: CLÉ International, 2021).

Recommended text:
La grammaire du français A2, Éditions Maison des langues

Prerequisite: One of FREN 111, FREN 201 or assignment based on placement test.

Note: Not available for credit to students with FREN 12, FREN 202 or equivalent.

The sequence of French language courses FREN 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 402 is designed for non-native speakers. UBC’s French language course sequence should be taken in order and one course at a time: FREN 101 then 102, followed by 201 and 202, and so on.

The Department of FHIS reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course. Enrollment at or below the level the student has already attained is not permitted.