French 1010
Intermediate French

Prerequisite: French 1002, French 1003AB, permission from the Department based on Placement Test.

Antirequisite: Ontario Grade 12 French or equivalent, French 1011AB.

French 1010 (Intermediate level) is an intensive course designed as a continuation of French 1002 (Beginner level), or as a course for students with some limited experience of French. This course prepares students for first-year university French, (French 1910, 1999 or 1900E), and possible DELF A1 or A2 certification.

French 1010 begins with an overview of the basics of grammar and a review of the first 10 Chapters of the textbook. 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 developing your knowledge of the French language. This will include the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking in French. We will cover Chapters 11-20 of our textbook in French 1010. There is a one-hour weekly Tutorial session in addition to three hours of in-class instruction.


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

  • Be able to recognise and identify most grammatical terminology.
  • Use the four skills to understand and use sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Use the four skills to 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.


1 Review Test


5 Chapter Tests @ 6%


2 Listening Comprehension Tests @ 5% 


1 Oral Test


1 Final Composition


Classroom Attendance and Participation


Tutorial Attendance and Participation


Final Exam




COURSE MATERIALS – Available at UCC Book Store

  1. En bons termes package, 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 1010/1011AB Course Book, 2018/2019
Auditing is not permitted.