Summer 2023 - FREN 121 D100

Introductory French I (3)

Class Number: 3815

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, We, Th, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 1607, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    FREN 120 or grade 10 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken for credit by students with French 11 or 12.



A comprehensive introduction to basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation. Emphasis on oral communication skills. Instruction in class and in lab.


In this course, we will be building on the foundations you already have, with more emphasis on writing and speaking. There are individual projects, group assignments along with incremental tests and oral quizzes. At the end of the course, you will be able to create and answer questions using the present, future and past tenses, have small topic-driven spontaneous discussions, and be able to write more in-depth, but short, paragraphs in French.


  • Assignments 6%
  • Excercises 4%
  • Oral tests 15%
  • Written exams 55%
  • Final Oral Exam 20%






Écho, A1- Méthode de français pour l’Amérique du Nord, Girardet, Pécheur, Gibbe, Olivry, Liakin, Liakina, CLE International, 2015. 
ISBN: 9782090385083

Écho A1 – Méthode de français pour l’Amérique du Nord, Cahier personnel d’apprentissage, Girardet, Pécheur, Olivry, Liakin, Liakina, CLE International. 
ISBN: 9782090385106


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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 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 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.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.