This course is intended for students at an Intermediate level who would like to practice their oral French at a level in which they feel comfortable. Here, you’ll gain more fluency in using your French in a variety of everyday situations, such as speaking about likes and dislikes, making comparisons and telling a story in the past. It can be taken as many times as you like, as themes will vary from one term to the next. This course is not meant to prepare you for the next level. Students who wish to take courses that will allow them to progress steadily all the way to an advanced level should register in our Comprehensive French courses. Register for this course if you already know how to: speak on the telephone, ask for and give directions and other information (such as say where it hurts), make reservations, give a definition, clarify a statement, tell whether a sentence is in a past, present or future tense.
Students in this level will learn and practice language skills needed in simple everyday situations such as:
speaking about future plans
telling a simple story in the past
speaking about likes and dislikes, preferences
asking and answering increasingly complex questions
speaking about your health
giving detailed descriptions of people, objects, situations and events, in the present and past tenses
You can register for this level if you already know how to do the following things in French:
speak on the telephone
ask for and give directions
give a definition
clarify a statement
tell whether a sentence is in a past, present or future tense
This level can be taken as many times as desired, as topics covered will change from one session to the next. It is not intended to take students directly to the Level 4 (formerly Advanced) level.
Students who wish to study in a program where they can move steadily from one level to the next—and where emphasis is also put on the written language—are encouraged to take courses in the Comprehensive French series instead.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course may use 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).