Course Description

Course Name

Upper Intermediate French

Session: VPRS3222

Hours & Credits

4 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

FREN 210 or its equivalent

High Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of three semesters (or five quarters) at the college level.


Designed for the student having had three semesters of university-level, French language instruction, Intermediate French II builds on the basic structures, learned at the Intermediate I level, More concretely, at the intermediate level of French, you will continue refining your proficiency in the four areas of language competency in order to communicate effectively in the target language. The varied class activities and exercises focus, therefore, upon the following four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Once a week, you will have a 15 minutes grammar and vocabulary pop quiz based on grammar points and rules taught in previous class and in the exercice book (Grammaire Progressive)

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

Grammatical objectives:
- Adjectives and adverbial structutes.
- Expresson of time
- Negative, comparative and superlative structures.
- Tenses: présent, passé composé, imparfait present & past subjunctive forms and usages, futur and conditional Relative, possessive, demonstrative and personal pronouns.

Lexical Objectives:
- Giving, and asking for current information
- Expressing satisfaction or grievance
- Sequencing events in chronological order
- Transmit someone else?s message
- Describing a place, a monument or an activity
- Developing an argument

Cultural Objectives:
- Basic geography of France
- Current cultural aspects of French Society

- Method : Le Nouveau Taxi 2, méthode de français Robert Menand, Hachette Français langue étrangère, 2009 Livre de l?élève
- La grammaire progressive du français, niveau intermédiaire de Maïa Grégoire, et Odile Thiévenaz CLE International, Nouvelle édition
- La cantatrice chauve d?Eugène Ionesco,

Your work will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Homework (short writings) 25%
work preparation (grammar book) 25 %
Final Exam 25%
weekly Tests 25%

*Course content subject to change