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French 1502

Introductory University French III

French 1502 is a course for students who have successfully completed French 1501 or for students with an exceptionally strong background in high-school French. In this course, it is assumed that students already have a good knowledge of the forms and uses of the present and past tenses in common everyday situations. French 1502 will introduce students to more complex sentence structures in French as well as to verbal forms that allow them to express future or hypothetical situations.

Course content

French 1502 is designed to help students to continue to develop their skills in the four basic areas of written comprehension, written expression, oral comprehension and oral expression. Students study in detail the formation and uses of various verbal forms, including the future, future perfect, present conditional, past conditional, present subjunctive and past subjunctive. In addition, students learn more about the uses of pronouns (relative, possessive and demonstrative) as well as some basic strategies for linking sentences in French. Vocabulary development focuses on areas such as future plans and projects, culture, personal opinions and concerns.

Prerequisites

To complete French 1502, you will normally need to have passed French 1501 with 60% or higher, or high-school French 3200 with an exceptionally high mark.

Evaluation

40% of the final mark for the course will be based on work during the semester (in-class tests, class participation, laboratory work, assignments, etc.). The four language skills will be weighted equally. 60 % of the final grade will be based on the final exam, which includes a dictation and an oral interview.

Frequency

French 1502 will be offered in both Fall and Winter semesters and may be offered in Spring and/or Intersession and Summer session, according to the demand.

After 1502

Students who have successfully completed French 1502 with 60% or higher will be eligible to register for French 2100 as well as French 2300 , 2601 (introductory course on reading techniques), and / or 2900.

Textbook

Vis à Vis (Canadian Edition)

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