Summer 2021 - FREN 221 D100

French Writing I (3)

Class Number: 1159

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, We, Th, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    FREN 211 or 212, or with a grade of A, FREN 210. In the latter case, FREN 211 and 221 may be taken concurrently.



A reading and writing course with emphasis on vocabulary and logical structure in written expression. Instruction in class, in lab and online.


The course consists of a detailed review of French grammar as well as an exploration of the vocabulary and linguistics tools necessary to produce descriptive texts. At the end of this course, students will be able to write clear and detailed descriptions of people and places, in well-articulated texts. The use of dictionaries and online correction tools will also be explored to improve style and self-correction.

Note: this term the course will have a blended format with both synchronous and asynchronous teaching.


  • Assignments 15%
  • Grammar tests 40%
  • Participation in course activities (online activities and videoconferences) 20%
  • Final composition 25%



Ollivier J., Baudoin M., Grammaire française. 6e édition. Nelson Education, 2016. (also available in electronic version).


  • Robert & Collins, French-English/English-French dictionary.
  • Micro Robert, dictionnaire de la langue française.

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 web site 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.


Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  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 ( or 778-782-3112).