French Intermediate 2
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: LANG70028
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: Students with French language skills should call for a free telephone placement test.

Program(s): French Convers. Proficiency
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20170905_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered on-campus. The sessions may include a variety of interactive and engaging activities including discussions, workshops, group activities, role plays, case studies and presentations. Readings, video, and podcasts may be provided online, on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE), to support class activities and reinforce material covered during class sessions. Assignment details will be provided in class and on SLATE.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students will learn to speak about past and future events, how to give advice, ask for information, express needs and obligations. They will learn more about the difference between Imparfait vs Passé composé, Futur simple, Conditionnel présent as well as verbs used to express comparison, irritation and how to clarify situations. Emphasis will be on oral development.

Program Context

French Convers. Proficiency Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course follows LANG70028 French Intermediate 1 in the Proficiency in Conversational French Program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
Communicate in oral and written French using irregular verbs, future tenses and conditional as well as imparfait vs passé composé.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate using past and future events.
  2. Use verbs to express irritation and clarify a situation.
  3. Learn more vocabulary to discuss a multitude of topics.
  4. Use the irregular verbs Recevoir, Tenir, Vivre, Devoir, Suivre.
  5. Communicate in oral and written exercises.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 In class activities, exercises and pronunciation40.0%
 Three assignments to be completed at home30.0%
 Final presentation20.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Students should spend a minimum of three hours per week on independent study to further cement the acquisition of French lessons. If you must miss a class, please advise your instructor, if possible, in advance. Your instructor will be pleased to give you the outline for the day in question. Your work at home will allow you to keep up to the rest of the class.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Personal

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
  • Portfolio and Interview

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
RequiredTextbookEn Bons Termes, Michel A. Parmentier and Diane Potvin, Pearson Canada, Tenth, ISBN 9780134391960, 2017

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education Students
Course Details:

Révision brève du niveau précédent.

Chapitre 13 :

Se familiariser avec le vocabulaire des membres de la famille, les différentes étapes de la vie, les contrastes entre l'imparfait et le passé composé, l'imparfait avec Depuis, le verbe irrégulier Recevoir, le comparatif et le superlatif de l'adverbe.

Chapitre 14 :

L'utilisation du futur simple, le futur avec Quand, Dès que et Tant que;  les invariables pronoms indéfinis, l'impératif avec les pronoms objets, où placer les pronoms à l'impératif, les verbes irréguliers Tenir et Vivre; le pronom relatif Dont. 

Chapitre 15 :

Le conditionnel présent et la phrase conditionnelle; les différents usages du verbe Devoir à l'imparfait, au passé composé, au futur et au conditionnel présent.  Les pronoms possessifs (le mien, le tien, le sien, etc.) et la conjugaison du verbe irrégulier Suivre.

Sheridan Policies

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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