Advanced French I, Introduction to French Language & Composition I

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 3301
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 2202 or equivalent. It builds on previously acquired skills, and provides an understanding of Francophone cultures. Only French is spoken in class.
Course Content

Systematic in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Stylistics
  4. Culture through works of Francophone writers
Learning Activities

Class activities include: practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings, written work and oral presentations.

Conversation practice in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment

Written Evaluations 60%

(May include, but not limited to, writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, final written exam)

Oral Evaluations 40%

(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 at the advanced level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
  2. Reading comprehension of advanced written material.
  3. Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view, and making hypotheses.
  4. Written expression: expository writing.
  5. Understanding and appreciating differences and similarities in cultures as expressed in the works of Francophone writers.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

A lower-advanced-level French book such as:

  • Renaud and van Hooff. En bonne forme. Wiley.



MODL 1104 or MODL 2202 or French 12 (Minimum Grade of B) or French Immersion 12 (Minimum Grade of P) 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 3301
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO HUM 1XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU FREN 204 (4)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU FREN 3300 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG FREN 1119 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU FREN 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU FREN 1110 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU FREN 121 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO FREN 122 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV FREN 301 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC HUMN 1XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV FREN 215 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV FREN 2XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC FRAN 275 (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU FRCH 1st (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023