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The French program at Grenfell College places insistence on the fundamental concepts of the French language, particularly grammatical accuracy. Transference to oral speech is worked on primarily in lab sessions in 1500 and 1501 with a transition to face-to-face in 1502 and increased communicative instruction in the second year.

Please consult the chart below if you are wondering which course you should take. If you feel that you should be placed in a different course than the one recommended based on your level, you will be asked to write the diagnostic test (which tests all four skill sets) in the French Lab to confirm this placement.

You can arrange to write the diagnostic test before the start of a new semester.

Previous French Recommended Course Notes
None French 1500  
High school French Immersion graduate French 1501 (normally), or can challenge for 1502 Only those students scoring strongly on the placement test will be admitted to 1502, which is offered in winter and spring only. Students are, therefore, counseled to take 1501 in the fall semester in order to keep up their level of French and to be prepared effectively for university-level French.
Partial French Immersion completed French 1500 1500 operates both as a course for true beginners and as a revision course.
High school French 3201 French 1501 It is still recommended that these students complete the diagnostic test.
High school French 3200 or 2200 French 1500 Those students who have completed French 3200 and would like to write the diagnostic test for admission into 1501 are invited to do so.
Any lower level of French in school (junior high, etc) French 1500  
The former French 1010 and 1011 (MUN) French 1501 MUN’s first-year has been reorganized into three courses from the former four (1010, 1011, 1050, 1051).
Out-of-province Various Consult a faculty member and arrange to write the diagnostic test.
CONA/another institution Various Consult a faculty member and arrange to write the diagnostic test.

TEACHING PLAN

Year Fall Semester Winter Semester Intersession
2013-2014 1500
1501
1502
2602
1501
1502
2100
2101
2900
3101
1500
2014-2015 1500
1501
1502
2601
1501
1502
2100
2101
2300
3100
1500
2015-2016 1500
1501
1502
2602
1501
1502
2100
2101
2900
3101
1500

*Please note that spring offerings are subject to sufficient enrolment and budgetary constraints

Grenfell’s first-year courses offer an integrated approach to the fundamentals of the French language through lectures and two weekly laboratories. Students are introduced to French verb tenses as well as the key components of accurate written and oral communication. The first year is the foundation year that enables students to continue their studies either on campus or elsewhere.

Second year French courses allow students to select courses in their own areas of interest: 2100 and 2101 continue the important work begun in the first year through practice in composition writing and oral expression. Written essays and conversation classes (in small groups of three or four students) bring together elements from the first year and allow students to become competent writers and speakers in French. Students are also introduced to a few key French authors. 2601 and 2602 provide an introduction to French literature beginning with the medieval period up to the French Revolution (2601) and more modern samples of French literature (in 2602). Extensive writing exercises allow students to hone their skills. 2300 is a phonetics course that introduces the international phonetic alphabet and focuses on the development of proper speech.

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS:


(Please note that these descriptions are not Calendar descriptions.)

First-Year French

Three consecutive credit courses in French language are available at the first-year university level and provide a complete overview of introductory oral and written French. New students may register initially in French 1500, but a diagnostic test is offered to assist students with initial course selection or to confirm that initial course selection is appropriate.

Students with a limited background in French should register for French 1500. Students with a strong background in high school French should bypass 1500 and begin their university study with 1501. Former Immersion students who finished level three (Français 3202) with very good marks (a minimum of 80) may register for French 1502 directly. Most Immersions will register initially for French 1501, as French 1502 is not offered in the fall semester.

French 1500, 1501, and 1502 require three hours of instruction per week and two additional hours of language laboratory work.

FRENCH 1500. Introductory University French I.

  • See Note 1 above.
  • NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both 1500 and the former French 1010 or 1011.

FRENCH 1501. Introductory University French II.

  • See Note 1 above.
  • NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both 1501 and the former French 1050.

FRENCH 1502. Introductory University French III.

  • See Note 1 above.
  • Prerequisite: 1501, or by permission of the head of the division.
  • NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both 1502 and the former French 1051.

Second-Year French

FRENCH 2100. Intermediate French I.

Composition, grammar, and practice in oral skills. Students are expected to do extensive writing (40% of the final mark), and an introduction is given to some major French texts.

  • Prerequisite: French 1502.

FRENCH 2101. Intermediate French II.

Further work in composition, grammar and oral skills. Continues the work of French 2100 with a particular focus on eradicating anglicisms. An introduction to some French Canadian texts is given as a backdrop for language development.

  • Prerequisite: French 2100.

FRENCH 2300. Phonetics.

A practical introduction to French phonetics, including the International Phonetic Alphabet, phonetic transcription, and corrective phonetics.

  • Prerequisite: French 1502 or equivalent.

FRENCH 2601. Reading Skills.

Students will explore reading strategies in a variety of texts in French. Normally three complete texts are studied with extracts from others to supplement.

  • Prerequisites: French 1502, or French 2159 or equivalent.
  • NOTE: Students who have successfully completed French 2550 may take EITHER French 2601 or French 2602, but not both. Students who have successfully completed French 2551 may take EITHER French 2601 or French 2602, but not both. Students who have completed both French 2550 and 2551 may not take either French 2601 or French 2602.

FRENCH 2602. Reading Practice.

Students will explore reading strategies in a variety of complete texts in French. Normally three complete texts are studied with extracts from others to supplement.

  • Prerequisites: French 1502, or French 2159 or equivalent.
  • NOTE: Students who have successfully completed French 2550 may take EITHER French 2601 or French 2602, but not both. Students who have successfully completed French 2551 may take EITHER French 2601 or French 2602, but not both. Students who have completed both French 2550 and 2551 may not take either French 2601 or French 2602.

Third-Year French

FRENCH 3100. Grammar and Textual Analysis.

Revision of the French noun and verb systems (morphology, number, gender, tense, aspect, mood, voice). Grammatical and stylistic textual analysis with special emphasis on the use of verbs in French. Vocabulary enrichment.

  • Prerequisites: French 2101 or 2160 and at least one other 2000-level course in French.

FRENCH 3101. Stylistics and textual analysis.

Role and function of the parts of speech in French; semantic enrichment (synonymy, polysemy); tropes and figures of speech. Grammatical and stylistic textual analysis with special emphasis on these phenomena. Vocabulary enrichment.

  • Prerequisites: French 2101 or 2160 and at least one other 2000-level course in French.
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