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Advanced French III, French Language & Composition I

Course Code: MODL 4401
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 3302 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.

Methods of Instruction

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
(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 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.

course prerequisites

MODL 1112 or MODL 3302 (Minimum Grade of C) or French Immersion 12 (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.