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French

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.

Course Decriptions

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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.

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 088 (formerly EASL 089, ENGL 097)

Transfer 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)

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

Transfer 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

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.

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.

Resources

  1. Growth of Language-related Brain Areas after Foreign Language Learning. (Mårtensson et al. 2012)
  2. La Didactique Du Français Oral Au Québec : Recherches. (Bergeron, Réal, Lizanne Lafontaine, and Ginette Plessis-Bélair.)
  3. Actuelles Et Applications Dans Les Classes. Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2007.
  4. Phraséologie Et Collocations : Approche Sur Corpus En Français L1 Et L2. Bolly, Catherine. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2011.
  5. La Salle De Cours : Questions, Réponses Sur La Grammaire Française.Conenna, Mirella. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010.
  6. Langue Et Culture Dans La Classe De Français : Une Analyse De Discours.Côté, Héloïse, and Denis Simard. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2007.
  7. French Grammar: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. Kendris, Christopher. Hauppauge, NY: Barrons Educational Series, 2011.
  8. Langue, Citoyenneté Et Identité Au Québec. Oakes, Leigh, and Jane Warren. Québec [Que.]: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2009.
  9. Structure Du Français Moderne : Introduction À L’analyse Linguistique.León, Pierre R., and Parth Bhatt. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005.
  10. Le Sens Grammatical : Référentiel À L’usage Des Enseignants.Raemdonck, Dan van, Lionel Meinertzhagen, and Marie Detaille. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2011.
  11. Etudes De Sémantique Et Pragmatique Françaises.Rihs, Alain, and Louis de Saussure. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012.
  12. Easy French Exercises.Rybak, Stephanie. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  13. En français – Rapid Success in French for Beginners.Bendali, Marc, and Marie-Paule Mahoney. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2003. Print.
  14. Colloquial French: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series). 3rd ed. Moys, Alan, and Valerié Demouy. New York: Routledge, 2007. CD.

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Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.