French (FREN) 201

First Year University French II (Revision 7)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: FREN 200 or equivalent.

Precluded Course: FREN 201 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for FREN 242.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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FREN 201 further develops the ability to read, understand, speak, and write French, enabling students to use French in social situations, discuss a variety of issues, and express opinions. In addition, the course leads students through a major review of grammar and develops the students’ ability to understand and compose short passages.


Unit 1: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 13
Le futur simple
Le futur antérieur

Unit 2: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 14
Le conditionnel présent
Le conditionnel passé
Written Assignment 1

Film: La fille qui détestait les livres
Oral Assignment 1

Unit 3: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 15
Les mots interrogatifs invariables et variables

Unit 4: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 16
La négation
Written Assignment 2

Film: 55 chaussettes
Oral Assignment 2

Unit 5: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 17
Les pronoms relatifs

Unit 6: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 18
Les adjectifs et les pronoms démonstratifs
Written Assignment 3

Film: Entre les lignes : les infirmières au front
Oral Assignment 3

Unit 7: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 19
Les adjectifs et les pronoms possessifs

Unit 8: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 20
Les adjectifs et les pronoms indéfinis
Written Assignment 4

Film: La Sentinelle
Oral Assignment 4

Unit 9: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 21
Le subjonctif

Unit 10: Le français, ça me plaît, Appendice
Les prépositions devant un infinitif
Written Assignment 5

Film: Maq et l’esprit de la forêt
Oral Assignment 5

Rédaction finale : Composition Assignment


To receive credit for FREN 201, you must complete the five written assignments, the five oral assignments, the composition assignment, the final oral examination, and the final written examination. You must achieve a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the written examination. The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:

Activity Weighting
Written Assignments 20%
Oral Assignments 20%
Rédaction finale : Composition Assignment 10%
Oral Examination 10%
Written Examination 40%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Collet, Paulette, and Rosanna Furgiuele. Le français, ça me plaît. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc., 2011.

Other materials

The course materials also include an online Student Manual, Course Information, and Study Guide.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.

Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the FREN 201 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the written examination. You must also demonstrate oral proficiency by reaching a satisfactory standard on the oral examination (telephone exam of approximately 15 minutes). The oral examination is to be completed first. It is marked as PASS/FAIL and no grade is assigned for the oral exam. You must pass the oral exam in order to continue with the challenge. The grade (percentage) for the written exam constitutes the grade for the challenge. The challenge process must be completed within a 3-month period.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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