Basic French II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 1102
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Industry Designation
Typically Offered


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 1101 or equivalent. It is aimed at developing basic oral and written communicative skills. French is spoken in class as much as possible.
Course Content
  1. Basic syntactic structures.
  2. Basic lexicon.
  3. The phonological system of French.
  4. The culture of the Francophone world.
Learning Activities

The functional and communicative approach will be used.

Classroom activities include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs, listening comprehension, audio-visual presentations, and conversation practice in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include, but not limited to, writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, final written exam.)
Oral Evaluations
(May include, but not limited to, oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, final oral exam.)

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in French (present and past tenses) at the basic level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse.
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts.
  3. Speech delivery: extend greetings, express needs, ask questions and give replies.
  4. Written expression: simple sentences and short dialogues.
  5. Understanding target cultures.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

A beginner-level French textbook such as:

  • Terrell, et al. Deux mondes: A Communicative Approach. McGraw Hill.
  • Terrell, et al. Deux mondes: A Communicative Approach. Cahier d’exercices.



MODL 1101 (Minimum Grade of C) or French 11 (Minimum Grade of P) or Assessment (see calendar).


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see

Institution Transfer Details for MODL 1102
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO HUM 1XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU FREN 101 (4)
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU FREN 102 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU FREN 1101 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG FREN 1215 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU FREN XXX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU FREN 1010 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO FREN 102 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV FREN 102 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 172 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV FREN 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG MODL 1101 (3) & DOUG MODL 1102 (3) = UVIC FRAN 120 (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU FRCH 1st (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023