French 1002
Intensive French

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department of French Studies based on the Placement Test.

Antirequisite:  French 1003A/B, the former French 1101, Ontario Grade 11 French (Core, Extended or Immersion) or equivalent.


French 1002 (Beginner level) is an intensive course designed for students with little or no experience of French. This course works in conjunction with its following companion course, French 1010 (Intermediate level) to prepare students for first-year university French, (French 1910, 1999 or 1900E), and possible DELF A1 or A2 certification.

French 1002 begins in English with the basics of grammar and its terminology. We then move on to an active learning approach, calling on you to use your critical thinking skills and participate actively in the process of discovering the French language. This will include the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking in French. We will cover Chapters 1-10 of our textbook in French 1002.  There is a one-hour weekly Tutorial session in addition to three hours of in-class instruction.  French 1010 continues after 1002 and covers Chapters 11 to 20 in the second half of the textbook.


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

  • Be able to recognise and identify basic parts of speech.
  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases in French aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Interact in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.


5 Chapter Tests @ 7%


2 Listening Comprehension Tests @ 5% 


1 Oral Test and Final Composition


Classroom Attendance and Participation


Tutorial Attendance and Participation


Final Exam




COURSE MATERIALS – Available at UCC Book Store

  1. En bons termespackage, Parmentier, Potvin, 10th edition, (Pearson)

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

Note : We do not recommend purchasing a used copy of En bons termes 8th or 9th edition. Page references are different and some of the content has been updated in the new edition.  Also, you will not have access to the publisher’s MyFrenchLab online site for the textbook.

  1. French 1002/1003AB Course Book, 2018/2019

Auditing is not permitted.