French Advanced 1
  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: Winter 2022
Prerequisites: LANG70030
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: 20220110_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students continue to practice oral and written French by learning to use advanced verb conjugations such as the present subjunctive with many irregular verbs and the plus-que-parfait in situations that express a goal, a condition or a restriction. Topics covered include employment.

Program Context

French Convers. Proficiency Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course follows LANG70030 French Intermediate 3 in the Proficiency in Conversational French Program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
Communicate in French by using the subjonctive of irregular verbs, understand the difference between the indefinite pronouns Quelqu'un, Quelque chose, Personne, Rien.
Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Communicate in advanced verb tenses in order to express opinions, feelings, possibility and probability.
  2. Become familiar with the vocaculary of employment, how to prepare a résumé and a job interview.
  3. Express a goal, a condition, a restriction.
  4. Explain clearly what happened before and what happened after.

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 19

Apprendre à donner son opinion et à exprimer ses sentiments. Comment expliquer la possibilité, la probabilité et le doute. Le subjonctif des verbes irréguliers, la voix passive et le verbe s'assoir sont étudiés.

Chapitre 20

Apprendre comment exprimer un but, une concession, une condition ou une restriction. Le vocabulaire d'un curriculum vitae, d'une entrevue et d'un emploi sont mis en contexte. Pratiquer l'utilisation du subjonctif après certaines conjonctions, l'infinitif au lieu du subjonctif et le verbe faire avec l'infinitif. Les verbes irréguliers Rendre et Conduire sont aussi étudiés.

Chapitre 21

Se familiariser avec les expressions de l'humeur et de l'humour. Apprendre le plus-que-parfait, l'infinitif passé, le discours indirect et le verbe irrégulier valoir. Exprimer ce qui s'est passé avant et ce qui s'est passé après.

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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