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FRE 226H1
Tools and strategies for Learners of French


J. Steele


This course provides French language learners with an understanding of how one best acquires French as a second or third language including the types of tools and strategies that allow for effective, autonomous learning. Students will first learn about the types of knowledge and sub-skills that must be acquired to master French including vocabulary and grammar as well as the four main competences (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). They will then receive practical training in the use of on-line resources including French language corpora and automatic assessment tools.

Required text: Textbook (TBA) as well as articles and book chapters distributed via the course website

Assignments and evaluation: Two in-class tests (2x25%); Two take-home assignments (2x20%); Overall assessment (10%).

Prerequisite: FSL 221Y1Y or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.

Exclusion: FRE225Y1Y


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

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