Comprehensive French Classes, level 4 (FREN400)

Part of: Comprehensive French

Course description

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.

Learning objectives

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.

Level assessment

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

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