French 9005

Intensive French Reading Course

1.0 credit course offered online from September until April. FR9005 will not be offered in the summer term (May-August).

Start date: September 6, 2018. FR9005 wil not be offered during the 2017-18 Academic year.
Exam date: TBA
Professor: TBA      
Course outline: TBA

Is this course for you?

French 9005 is geared toward students capable of independent study. If you feel you can keep up with the workload without a classroom setting and regular meeting times, and if you like the freedom of not having to show up for class, you should enjoy this course. (And in that case, welcome!) If, on the other hand, you feel the need to have face to face contact with your professors and have trouble seeing yourself learning autonomously, you may want to rethink your decision to take this class; you may want to explore other options available to you within the Department of French Studies (e.g., French 1002, French 1010). If that is the case, you should seek advice from the Department of French Studies at

Please note that French 9005 does not fit into a prolonged French learning program. Because it concentrates on reading and translating, it does not serve as a prerequisite for more advanced French language courses.

How to register?
To register, please fill out this form and obtain approval from the Graduate Affairs Assistant in the Department of French Studies. Once the approval is given, the home program will enrol the student in the course.

What is this course?

A great course for you to learn French at your own pace!!

The main objective of French 9005 is to help Graduate students attain a reading knowledge of French. The course provides basic tools to understand French texts and to translate them. It is not meant to help you speak French, nor does it focus on French writing. French 9005 enables you, as a Graduate student, to fulfill your language requirement; you are evaluated on a “pass or fail” basis, 60% being the minimum passing grade.

How does this course work?

French 9005 is based on a textbook: A Short Course in Reading French, by Celia Brickman (available at the bookstore). The course’s structure follows the book’s chapters until Chapter 23.

This class is designed to keep you from falling behind. You will have a limited time to complete each chapter and the corresponding evaluation – in most cases a quiz. However, if you so choose, you may easily work ahead. Quizzes, the midterm, and the final exam have a fixed date. If you cannot make it for the midterm or for the exam, you should have proper justification from your Department.