Curriculum Guideline

Intermediate French I

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MODL 2201
Descriptive
Intermediate French I
Department
Modern Languages
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs/week Lab: 1 hr/week
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

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.

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 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.
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.)
50%
Oral Evaluations
(May include, but not limited to, oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, final oral exam.)
50%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

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.
Prerequisites

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

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies
Which Prerequisite