Advanced French IV, French Language & Composition II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 4402
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 4401 or equivalent. It is aimed at refining and strengthening the skills acquired in previous levels, particularly reading, writing, and oral expression, and at providing a deeper understanding of Francophone cultures.
Course Content
  1. In-depth review of grammatical structures.
  2. Study of vocabulary and stylistic nuances.
  3. Culture through the works of Francophone writers.
Learning Activities

Class activities may include: practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings and audio-visual materials, 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)

Total 100%

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. Reading comprehension of complex, unedited, literary and non-literary writings, including complete works.
  2. Oral expression: defending a point of view, discussing abstract topics.
  3. Written expression: summaries, narratives, descriptions, expressing an opinion.
Textbook Materials

Literary and nonfiction texts to be selected by the instructor, e.g., short novels, drama and/or an anthology, such as:

Bette Hirsch et Chantal Thompson, Moments littéraires. An Anthology for Intermediate French. Heinle. Jean Anouilh, Antigone. La Table Ronde.

And an advanced-level grammar textbook such as:

Jacqueline Ollivier et Martin Beaudoin, Grammaire française. Groupe Modulo. or Christian Abbadie, et al. L’expression française écrite et orale. Presses universitaires de Grenoble.



MODL 2211 or MODL 4401 (Minimum Grade of C) or French Immersion 12 (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 4402
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR FREN 2XX (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG ARTS 2XXX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU FREN 2XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU FREN 2210 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU FREN 122 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV FREN 2nd (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC HUMN 2XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV FREN 1XX (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU FRCH 2nd (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023