Intermediate French I

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2201
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Industry Designation
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 1102 or equivalent. It is aimed at developing further basic oral and written communicative skills. French is spoken in class as much as possible.
Course Content
  1. More complex syntactic structures.
  2. Basic lexicon.
  3. The phonological system of French.
  4. The culture of the Francophone world.
Learning Activities

The functional and communicative approaches 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, past, future, conditional and subjunctive) at the intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse in various tenses.
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts.
  3. Speech delivery: express feelings and reactions and narrate in the past.
  4. Written expression: guided composition
  5. Understanding target cultures.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

An intermediate-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. McGraw-Hill.



MODL 1102 (Minimum Grade of C) or French 11 (Minimum Grade of B) or Assessment (see calendar).




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 2201
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO HUM 1XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU FREN 120 (4)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU FREN 2200 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG FREN 1117 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC FREN 105 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU FREN 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU FREN 1100 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU FREN 111 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO FREN 103 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV FREN 201 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 271 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV FREN 2XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC FRAN 1XX (1.5)
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG MODL 2201 (3) & DOUG MODL 2202 (3) = UVIC FRAN 120 (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU FRCH 1st (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023