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FRE 384H1F
Teaching French as a Second Language


C. Lamaison


This course will provide an introduction to FSL pedagogy, focusing on the communicative approach and the action-oriented approach as presented in recent research articles, methods and pedagogical materials published in Canada and in Europe.

To better understand the implications of those approaches in FSL teaching, we will examine several frameworks of reference applicable to the Canadian context. We will also analyse the learner’s style (attitude, motivations, learning patterns) as well as strategies for the acquisition and teaching of skills in grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking.  The course will be held in French.

Required texts: Course readings and related documents will be available on Quercus.

Assignments and evaluation:In-class Test (25%); In-class Quiz (10%); Take-home Assignment: FSL Learner Profile and Pedagogical Research Dossier (30%); In-class Final Test (25%); Overall Assessment (10%).

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: FRE 272H1, FSL 321Y1, JFI 225Y1 or FRE 225Y1.

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.

History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


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