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FSL 321Y1Y
French Language III


The FSL321Y is intended for students who have already mastered the basic competences in French language proficiency. The textbook used in this course will follow the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in its active approach which puts emphasis on the student being at the centre of the learning process. The Framework and its six (A1 to C2) level scale of progression is a widely accepted standard in Europe and worldwide.

Required texts: 1. J. Girardet, J. Pécheur, Écho, Méthode de français, B1.1(2e édition);  J. Girardet, J. Pécheur, Écho, Méthode de français, B1.1- Cahier Personnel d’Apprentissage (2e édition).

Recommended reference books: Le petit Robert (monolingual dictionary); Le Robert-Collins (French-English dictionary);

Assignments and evaluation: 2 Compositions: 30%, 2 Grammar & Vocabulary Tests: 20%, 2 Listening Comprehension Tests: 10%, 2 Oral Production Tests: 30%, 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: 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 312H1, FSL 313H1, FSL 314H1, FSL 315H1.

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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History of the Department

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