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

Prerequisites

  • 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.

Prior to your course start date, you will receive an email notification outlining how to test and access your online course session and materials. You will meet online at the scheduled day(s) and time to engage in real-time learning. During class time, you will have the opportunity to interact in real-time with your instructor and other class participants. Additionally, you will access resources to facilitate learning and communication through a dedicated class platform (Moodle). Full system requirements for accessing online courses are available on the System requirements page.

Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).

Registration

Register for fall term and spring term separately.

Textbooks

Défi B2 - Student Book Online Premium Edition (required)

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 languages@uvic.ca

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