This is the advanced level of our series of four comprehensive courses focusing on all four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Classes meet twice weekly for two hours, for two 13-week semesters. Entrance at midpoint in January is possible if your initial level is sufficient. Small classes (maximum 18) enhance individual participation. Classes feature a balance of structural and communicative activities to optimize learning.
This course will focus on all the structures, vocabulary and pronunciation necessary to perform tasks such as:
express a range of emotions and sentiments make hypotheses, in the past and the present
articulate past events using the whole range of past tenses speak about abstract themes and ideas
discuss current events and controversial become familiar with French journalistic style
make oral presentations about a topic of particular interest
Mandatory initial level assessment to enter the program at that level, or
Successful completion of FREN300 if starting in September or of the fall term of FREN400 if starting in January.
Register for fall term and spring term separately.
A textbook Entre nous 4 (B2): livre de l'élève et cahier d'exercises is mandatory. The tuition fee includes a subscription to L’Actualité for the duration of the course.
Students may enter the program at any level if their initial level is sufficient. A level assessment is necessary to enter the program at a higher level than level one. Please book your assessment by calling 250-721-8630 or by email ar firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full refund will be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the start date. A refund, less a $50 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw during the first two weeks from the start date. No refunds after two weeks. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.