French 2209A
French for the Media /
Le français des médias

Prerequisites: French 1999, French 1910, French 1900E or permission of the Department of French Studies based on the Placement Test.
Antirequisites: None

French 2209A is a 0.5 online course that can be taken towards the Certificate in Business French or the Diploma in Business French.

Course objectives

Improve comprehension as well as oral and written communication skills in French while learning about current topics related to the media.

Acquire French vocabulary related to the media.

Learning Modules

The course consists of 7 learning modules. Each module contains slideshows, press articles, audio and video documents, and interactive exercises:

  • Introduction to the media
  • Written press
  • Audiovisual press
  • Social media
  • Internet
  • Fake news
  • Media and ethics

Course materials

The OWL course site contains all the necessary materials for the course.  No textbooks are required.


  • 2 online tests (2 x 15%)   30%
  • Participation in 2 discussion forums (2 x 20%)   40%
  • Oral presentation on a topic of your choice   25%
  • Comments on your peers’ presentations  5%