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FSL 102H1F/S
Introductory French


This course is designed for students who have some knowledge of French, but have not completed FRE121Y1 or equivalent. FSL 102H continues the basic, comprehensive training in both written and oral French begun in FSL100H1. Students registered in this course are required to enroll in a one-hour in-class tutorial.

Required texts: Valdman, Pons & Scullen, Chez nous, 3rd Canadian edition (manual and accompanying access code for computer module).

Assignments and evaluation: Term work: 67% - Written component: 1 Quiz 10%; 1 In-class composition 20%; 1 Mid-term 30%, Oral Component: 1 Oral Comprehension test 15%; Oral Presentation or Individual Interview 15%; Overall assessment: (attendance and preparation for each class; active participation in oral and written activities)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: FSL 100H1 or, upon first FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.

Exclusion: FSL 121Y1 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. The Placement Test, available at, is mandatory for all students who wish to register in an FSL course for the first time. The department reserves the right to require a placement review when in doubt about a student’s proficiency level in French. 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