Spring 2023 - FREN 210 D100

Intermediate French I (3)

Class Number: 1944

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 4 – Apr 11, 2023: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

    Jan 4 – Apr 11, 2023: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 22, 2023
    Sat, 7:00–9:30 p.m.

  • 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 other oral activities; however students will also work on listening, reading and writing.

Although grammar is an integral part of the course and will be referred to in class, its formal presentation will be done mostly online with only short sessions in class. It will cover present, past and future tenses as well as some basic sentence structures.

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


  • Assignments 10%
  • Listening tests (X2) 20%
  • Online grammar tests (X3) 10%
  • Midterm written exam 15%
  • Final written exam 20%
  • Final oral exam 20%
  • Class participation and preparation 5%



Courseware available on Canvas

Subscription to Learning Branch. Link and explanations on Canvas.



Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

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 website 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