French (FREN) 200
First Year University French I (Revision 9)
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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: FREN 101 or equivalent. Students are advised not to take FREN 200 and FREN 201 simultaneously. FREN 200 and FREN 201 are designed to be taken successively.
Precluded Course: FREN 200 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for FREN 242.
FREN 200 has a Challenge for Credit option.
FREN 200 trains students in spoken and written French as a continuation of FREN 100 and FREN 101. The course enables students to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. FREN 200 leads the students through a major review of grammar, develops the students’ ability to understand and compose short passages and to discuss social and cultural topics.
Unit 1: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 1
Le présent de l’indicatif
Les verbes pronominaux
Unit 2: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 2
Film: La dame blanche
Oral Assignment 1
Unit 3: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 3
Les expressions de quantité
Written Assignment 1
Unit 4: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 4
Les noms géographiques et leurs prépositions
Unit 5: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 5
Les pronoms personnels
Written Assignment 2
Film: Ça bouge au Canada
Oral Assignment 2
Unit 6: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 6
Le passé composé
Unit 7: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 7
Le passé composé des verbes pronominaux
L’accord du participe passé
Unit 8: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 8
La distinction entre le passé composé et l’imparfait
Written Assignment 3
Film: Georges et Rosemarie
Oral Assignment 3
Unit 9: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 9
La distinction entre le passé composé, l’imparfait et le plus-que-parfait
Unit 10: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 10
Le pluriel des noms
Written Assignment 4
Unit 11: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 11
Les adjectifs qualificatifs
Oral Assignment 4
Unit 12: Le français, ça me plaît, Chapter 12
Le comparatif et le superlatif
Le participe présent
Written Assignment 5
Film: Ma grand-mère repassait les chemises du roi
Oral Assignment 5
To receive credit for FREN 200, you must complete and submit 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:
|5 Written Assignments||20%|
|5 Oral Assignments||20%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Collet, Paulette, and Rosanna Furgiuele. Le français, ça me plaît. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc., 2011.
The course materials also include an online Student Manual, Course Information, and Study Guide.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the FREN 200 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.
Opened in Revision 9, August 9, 2017.
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Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services