Faculty of Arts


Language Acquisition II


Advanced language practice in French, with emphasis on close-reading, textual summary and synthesis of both aural and written texts. French techniques of writing will be studied and students will apply these in written assignments.

Course aims & objectives

Features of the French language will be presented, in French, and practised in the four skills areas of reading, listening, speaking and writing; by the end of the course, in order to obtain a pass grade, students will be able, in French, to

  • Demonstrate a competent working knowledge of vocabulary, language structures and cultural content covered both in Alter Ego 5 and in online multimedia work
  • Present a sustained oral and written argument, write both a thematic press review and show review and produce an editorial piece of writing
  • Demonstrate overall language proficiency equivalent to DALF C1+

Coursework includes both written and online multimedia assignments, oral classwork, as well as final oral and written tests.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2019

Semester 2


Coordinator(s)  Viviane Lopes


Guilloux, Herry & Pons (2010), Alter Ego 5, Méthode de français C1>C2 [selected chapters]


FRENCH 703: 15.0 points


FRENCH 702 or placement test and approval of Academic Head or nominee

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