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First-time registrants in University French are required to take the online placement test prior to registering. This is to provide students with assistance in choosing the most appropriate of the three courses above, according to their current French language skills. The link to the online placement test is
French 110 French Language I
Designed for students who have not completed at least high school French, this class is a review of the basic structures of the French language. It deals primarily with simple sentence structure and verbs in the present tense, but also covers past tenses, such as the imparfait and the passé compose, as well as the use of subject and object pronouns. Emphasis is also on vocabulary acquisition and reading skills. Six credits and a lab.
a) The department reserves the right to refuse admission to this course to students whose knowledge of French is inadequate according to the department placement test.
b) FREN 110 may not be used as credit toward a major, advanced major or honours degree. It may be used toward a minor in French, as part of a pair (with FREN 115) or as an elective.
c) Closed to students who have completed FREN 115 or a higher level course, as well as to students from French schools and French Immersion programs.
French 115 French Language II
Designed as a follow-up to FREN 110, this course considers more advanced grammatical and syntactical structures. It includes a review of past tenses such as the imparfait, the passé composé and the plus-que-parfait. It presents object and relative pronouns and introduces sentences in the subjunctive mood. It also introduces students to short literary texts and to the techniques of writing composition. Open to students who have passed French 110 (with a grade of at least 60) and to first time registrants in French who have completed Grade 12 Core French, French Immersion or French School. A good result on the placement test is a determining factor for admission in this course. Six credits and a lab.
a) FREN 115 may be used as a credit toward a major, advanced major, or honours degree.
b) Closed to students who have credit for FREN 200 level or higher.