Intermediate French II

With an approach that is communicative and collaborative, inductive and interactive, the course develops understanding of the French language and the Francophone world and refines writing and reading, speaking and listening skills through diverse activities:

  • an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence;
  • an emphasis on group work and task-based activities;
  • an introduction to essay-writing in French;
  • an emphasis on the expression one’s opinion on different topics (work and studies, leisure activities, social topics, news);
  • a study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents (newspapers, blogs, music, etc.) of the French-Speaking world.

FREN301 syllabus follows the Common European Framework of Reference guideline for B1 level (first half).

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with tools for dealing with situations that they are likely to encounter in a French speaking region. Students will be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school and leisure activities; to produce a simple and cohesive text on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest and to narrate an event or an experience.

Language of instruction: French

Recommended prerequisites: one of FREN 122, FREN 301, or assignment based on placement

Note: Not available for credit to students with French Immersion 12 or if you were educated in a francophone school

Practice Quiz: 5%
Participation: 10%
Journal: 10%
Writing Workshop: 15%
Group Project: 15%
End of Unit tests: 20%
Final exam: 25%

Entre nous 3, Éditions Maison des langues

2 options:

  • Print Textbook : Entre nous 3, Paris: Éditions Maison des langues, 2016. ISBN: 9788416273249
    If you buy the printed textbook, you can access the audio files on the free version of the Espace Virtuel or on the provided CD or get Premium access with additional resources and online activities (ISBN: 9788417249755)
  • Digital Textbook (online version) with Premium Access :

This textbook is used for both FREN 301 and FREN 302.