Fall 2021 - FREN 210 E100

Intermediate French I (3)

Class Number: 1352

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    WMC 2532, Burnaby

  • 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.


  • Active class/online participation 5%
  • Assignments 10%
  • Online grammar tests (x3) 10%
  • Listening tests (X2) 20%
  • Midterm examination (reading, writing, and audio recording) 15%
  • Final written examination 20%
  • Final oral examination 20%



Courseware available on Canvas

Subscription to Learning Branch. 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 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.