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.
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.
An additional language can make it easier to find jobs across diverse sectors around the world including, industrial, aeronautics, entrepreneurial, research and government positions.
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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.
UBC FREN 1st (3)
SFU FREN XXX (3)
UVic FRAN 1XX (1.5)
UNBC INTS 171 (3)
TRU FREN 1000 (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.
ENGL 097, FREN 11 (or equivalent), or FREN 100
UBC FREN 102 (3)
SFU FREN XXX (3)
UVIC FRAN 1XX (1.5)
UNBC INTS 172 (3)
TRU FREN 1010 (3)
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.
Arash Farzaneh is a language instructor who has been teaching English, French and German for over fifteen years.
He received his Master’s Degree in French Literature from the University of British Columbia and his TESL Certificate from International House Vancouver.
He is fluent in five languages and has lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, and Mexico. Arash has taught EAP courses but is currently teaching French courses at Alexander College. He is mainly interested in philosophy, film, literature, and psychology.
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