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FSL 442H1F
French Language V: Written French


Y. Portebois


Description: The objective of this course is to help students consolidate the linguistic competence acquired in previous French courses. Lessons will help in the preparation or university textual analysis, self-correction and, moreover, train learners in the fundamentals of stylistics and rhetoric. At the end of the course, students should also be able to apply grammatical knowledge to literary interpretation, as well as identify specific stylistic features at work in given texts. The instructor may modify syllabus if needed.


Required texts: Handouts and articles made available on Blackboard by the instructor.

Assignments and evaluation: Test 1: 10 %; Composition: 10 %; Test 2: 15 %; Correction 1: 10 %; Test 3: 15 %; Correction 2: 10; Test 4: 20 %; 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 421Y1 or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.

Exclusion: Cannot be taken concurrently with FSL 271H, FSL 375Y, FSL 421Y.

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 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