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FSL 100H1 F/S
French for Beginners


This course is designed for those who have had no previous training in French and who desire an intensive, practical introduction to the language. It offers basic, comprehensive training in both written and spoken French. In addition to in-class hours, students will be required to enroll in a one-hour on-line tutorial as well as work independently on-line.

Required text:

Valdman, Pons & Scullen, Chez nous, 2nd Canadian edition (manual and accompanying access code for computer module).

Assignments and evaluation:

Term work: 67% - Written component: 3 quizzes (3 x 5%); 1 In-class composition 15%; 1 Mid-term 30%, Oral Component: 1 Oral Comprehension test 15%; On-line assessment: (on-line homework exercises) 15%; Overall assessment: (online tutorial, attendance, homework, active participation, improvement) 10%. Two-hour final university examination: 33%.

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite: None.

Exclusion:FSL 102H1 and higher.

Please note: You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you must withdraw from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites or for not following the placement test recommendation. This decision may not be appealed.

This course is found in the following categories:


Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.


Estimant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue électronique Arborescences veut offrir un espace de réflexion sur des questions d’importance en études françaises, relevant aussi bien de la didactique que de la lit

History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993