Fall 2020 - FREN 210 D200

Intermediate French I (3)

Class Number: 1237

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2020
    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    FREN 122 or grade 12 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken by students from French immersion, programme cadre or IB students.



Designed to consolidate and expand knowledge of the language. Strong emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension to develop communicative skills. Instruction in class and in lab.


This course is designed for students with a basic general knowledge of French grammar and oral communication.

Through a variety of original documents in French (descriptive articles, audio-visual interviews and presentations, recorded testimonies from French speakers, …), students will be introduced to new communicative situations related to their personal environment such as their city and living conditions, their relationships, their studies and their search for a job. A strong focus will be made on the development of oral production through conversations and presentations, however students will also work on listening, reading and writing. Grammar review will cover present, past and future tenses, personal pronouns, comparisons as well as some basic sentence structures.

Classes will be taught entirely in French and students will be expected to communicate in French.


  • Participation in course activities (online activities and weekly video conference) 15%
  • Online grammar tests (x3) 10%
  • Midterm examination (reading, writing, listening and speaking) 25%
  • Final examination (reading, writing and listening) 30%
  • Final oral interview 20%


Final examination (reading, writing and listening) 30       
Final oral interview              20



Course material will be available on Canvas. Students will also be asked to subscribe to Learning Branch ($20). Link and explanations on Canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Code of Academic Honesty
The Department of French applies the university's policy and procedures governing matters of academic dishonesty in all French courses. Students registered in French courses are expected to respect the standards laid out in SFU's Code of Academic Honesty, published at the university website http://www.sfu.ca/policies/teaching/t10-02.htm. Evidence of any of the various forms of Academic Disonesty described in this policy document (section 3.0) will be dealt with accordingly to the specified Procedure and Penalties (section 5.0). Students should therefore read this policy document carefully.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).