French 1011B
Intermediate French - Accelerated Version

  • Syllabus - TBA

Prerequisite: Ontario Grade 11 French (Core, Extended or Immersion) or equivalent, French 1002 or French 1003A or French 1003B or permission of the Department of French Studies.

Antirequisite: The former French 1101, French 1010, Ontario Grade 12 French (Core, Extended or Immersion) or equivalent.

Unless you have either the requisites for this course or written special permission from your Dean to enroll in it, you may be removed from this course and it will be deleted from your record. This decision may not be appealed. You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you are dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites. – from Western’s Academic Handbook.

Course description:

French 1011 (Intermediate) is an accelerated, version of French 1010, using the same textbook and coursepack prepared by Paul Venesoen. This accelerated (0.5) course is designed for students having a limited knowledge of French who are too advanced for French 1010. It is a continuation of French 1003 (Beginner).  This course prepares students for first-year university French, (French 1910 or 1900E), and possible DELF A1 or A2 certification*.

French 1011 uses an active learning approach, calling on you to use your critical thinking skills and participate actively in the process of developing your knowledge of the French language.  This will include listening, reading, writing and speaking in French.  We will cover Chapters 11-20 of our textbook in French 1011. There is a weekly Language Laboratory session which supplements in-class instruction.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course, students will be expected to:

  • be able to recognise and identify most parts of speech.
  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Required materials:

1. En bons termes package, Parmentier, Potvin, 9th edition, (Pearson)

The package contains the following 2 components:
(1) En bons termes Textbook
(2) myfrenchlab Access Card

2. French 1010 Coursepack, 2014/2015 - Available at UCC Bookstore.

3. Compréhension orale, Michèle Barfety et Patricia Beaujoin' Niveau 1, Compétences A1-A2, Éditions CLE International , avec CD audio - Available at UCC Bookstore.

4. Expression orale, Michèle Barfety et Patricia Beaujoin' Niveau 1, Compétences A1-A2, Éditions CLE International , avec CD audio - Available at UCC Bookstore.

Note:  It is not recommended for students to purchase a used copy of En bons termes 8th edition.  Some of the individual exercise questions/answers are different, and you will not have access to the publisher’s online site (myfrenchlab) for the textbook.

Distribution of marks:

3 Chapter Tests 30%
1 Oral Test 5%
1 Composition 5%
Lab Hour 15%
Class Attendance and Participation 5%
Weekly Homework 10%
Final Exam 30%
Total
100%