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FSL 321Y1Y
French Language III


Develops further students’ written/speaking and comprehension/listening abilities by focussing on greater sentential and lexical complexity. Particular attention is paid to norms (contextually-appropriate (in)formality; particularities of French spelling and punctuation; differences between Canadian and European varieties). Investigation of linguistic, political and cultural aspects of the francophonie. The particular cultural theme of this course is French Canadian and Québécois geography, history, and culture.

Required texts:
J. Girardet, J. Pécheur, Écho, Méthode de français pour l’Amérique du Nord, B1.1

Recommended reference books: Le petit Robert (monolingual dictionary); Le Robert-Collins (French-English dictionary); Bescherelle 1 – L’art de conjuger (Verb conjugation guide); Le petit Grevisse (Reference grammar)

Assignments and evaluation: 3 Tests de l’écrit : 43% (15%, 15% & 13%), 3 Tests de l’oral : 42% (15%, 15%, 12%), Overall assessment: 15%.

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: FSL 221Y1 (63%) or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.

Exclusion: FSL375Y1 and higher. May not concurrently take FSL 362H, FSL 363H, FSL 364H.

NB: 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.

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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