Spring 2023 - FREN 211 D100

Intermediate French II (3)

Class Number: 1945

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 16, 2023
    Sun, 3:30–6:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    Grade 12 French with a grade of A or FREN 122 with a grade of A or FREN 210 (or equivalent based on placement test).



Designed to improve listening and reading comprehension. Emphasis on accuracy in oral and written communication. Instruction in class and in lab. May not be taken by FREN 212 students.


The course is designed for students with a good general background in French grammar and oral communication.

Through a variety of original material in French (newspaper articles, fictional writings, radio and tv news, as well as other written and audiovisual informative documents), students will be introduced to new vocabulary on topics such as the media, politics, the environment, immigration stories and popular tales.

A strong focus will be made on the development of listening skills, but students will also work on oral productions, 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 most common tenses/modes as well as some complex sentence structures.


  • Assignments 10%
  • Online grammar quizzes (X3) 10%
  • Listening tests (X2) 20%
  • Midterm 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