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Overview

Learning MethodsMajor FocusThe AC DifferenceCareer Outlook

Learning Methods

Students are gradually immersed in French language through in-class activities, songs and other media resources, interactive use and practice of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.

Major Focus

French is one of Canada’s official languages. Worldwide over 220 million people speak French on all the five continents. It is one of the most widely taught languages in the world.

The AC Difference

Alexander College offers smaller class sizes and caring, hard-working and passionate instructors. Under their guidance, students learn to communicate and express themselves proficiently.

Career Outlook

An additional language can make it easier to find jobs across diverse sectors around the world including, industrial, aeronautics, entrepreneurial, research and government positions.

Course Descriptions

Select a course below to see full descriptions. (#) Indicates amount of credits per course

FREN 100 French for Beginners I (3)

In this introductory course, students with little (less than Grade 11) or no previous French instruction will be introduced to beginner’s French grammar and language skills, such as basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will also be exposed to French and Francophone cultures.

Introductory-level language courses (e.g., FREN 100, FREN 101) are intended for beginner language learners. Students are not permitted to enrol in beginner language courses if they have previously completed grade 11 or 12 study of the language (e.g., FREN 11, SPAN 12), studied in a high school language immersion program of the same language (e.g., French immersion), or are fluent or first-language speakers of the language.

Prerequisite(s):

ENGL 097 or EASL 089

Transfers to:

UBC FREN 1st (3)
SFU FREN XXX (3)
UVIC FRAN 1XX (1.5); ALEX FREN 100 (3) & ALEX FREN 101 (3) = UVIC FRAN 100 (3)
UNBC INTS 171 (3)
TRU FREN 1000 (3)

FREN 101 French for Beginners II (3)

This introductory course builds on basic French language skills equivalent to grade 11. Students will be introduced to additional beginner’s French grammar and various language skills, such as basic oral, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will also be exposed to French and Francophone cultures.

Introductory-level language courses (e.g., FREN 100, FREN 101) are intended for beginner language learners. Students are not permitted to enrol in beginner language courses if they have previously completed grade 11 or 12 study of the language (e.g., FREN 11, SPAN 12), studied in a high school language immersion program of the same language (e.g., French immersion), or are fluent or first-language speakers of the language.

Prerequisite(s):

ENGL 097 or EASL 089, FREN 11 (or equivalent), or FREN 100

Transfers to:

UBC FREN 102 (3)
SFU FREN XXX (3)
UVIC ALEX FREN 100 (3) & ALEX FREN 101 (3) = UVIC FRAN 100 (3)
UNBC INTS 172 (3)
TRU FREN 1010 (3)

Faculty

Mélanie Ruffié (MA, BA)

Instructor

Mélanie Ruffié (MA, BA)

Instructor

Mélanie Ruffié has been teaching French for more than eight years including in the French Immersion Program in Trois-Pistoles, Québec.

She received a Master’s degree from the Western University in Ontario and is an examiner for the DELF/DALF exams.

She enjoys teaching, learning and exploring the world. Her teaching style promotes creativity, well-being and team building. She recently received her Pastry Diploma in Paris, France.

Nicholas Bartlett (MA, BA)

Instructor

Nicholas Bartlett (MA, BA)

Instructor

Coming Soon.

Resources

Growth of Language-related Brain Areas after Foreign Language Learning

La Didactique Du Français Oral Au Québec : Recherches

Actuelles Et Applications Dans Les Classes

Phraséologie Et Collocations : Approche Sur Corpus En Français L1 Et L2

La Salle De Cours : Questions, Réponses Sur La Grammaire Française

Langue Et Culture Dans La Classe De Français : Une Analyse De Discours

French Grammar: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels

Langue, Citoyenneté Et Identité Au Québec

Structure Du Français Moderne : Introduction À L’analyse Linguistique

Le Sens Grammatical : Référentiel À L’usage Des Enseignants

Etudes De Sémantique Et Pragmatique Françaises

Easy French Exercises

En français – Rapid Success in French for Beginners

Colloquial French: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series). 3rd ed

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