Spring 2023 - FREN 407W D100

Language in Translation: A Contextual Approach to French (3)

Class Number: 1954

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
    WMC 1607, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 23, 2023
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BLU 10655, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    FREN 301W and one of FREN 304 or FREN 307 or permission of the department.



Translating from English to French allows students to explore and understand the nuances of French as well as language transfer. Through the precise use of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, students will improve their writing skills. They will also learn how to identify context in a variety of documents. Writing.


Students will differentiate between technical and literary translation and learn to determine when to focus on form or content. This course has a practical approach, and translation techniques will be examined, and corrective exercises will ground the new acquired knowledge.


  • Devoirs individuels 25%
  • Projet de group 25%
  • Examen de mi-semestre 20%
  • Examen final 25%
  • Paricipation 5%



Lappin-Fortin Kerry, La traduction un pont de départ, Second Edition,
Canadian Scholars, 2022.


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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 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