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Intermediate French I

Course Code: MODL 2201
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Modern Languages
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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.

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.

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.

course prerequisites

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



curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.