Proficiency Levels for the CFP

Level 1

FRAN 1113, 1123: Basic French 1 and 2 (FRAN 1113 and 1123 are available online and can be taken at any time.)

Students in these courses learn the French vocabulary and grammar structures which they will need to cope with everyday situations. Those who complete these courses can read simple texts and have the ability to cope with basic tasks in a francophone milieu such as introducing themselves, asking for and understanding simple directions, making purchases, and ordering food in a restaurant.

Level 2

FRAN 1213, 1223: Intermediate French 1 and 2 (FRAN 1213 is available online) FRAN 2153, 2163 Comprehension et expression orales, 1 and 2

Students in these courses undertake a thorough review of French grammar and vocabulary. They will study a variety of French cultural media and participate in debates, skits, and games. Students who complete these courses have communication skills sufficient to face situations requiring articulate and constructed expression of ideas and concepts, as well as the capacity to adapt one's language to different audiences.

Level 3

FRAN 2013, 2023: Français avancé 1 and 2 FRAN 2713: Compréhension et expression écrites

These courses introduce students to a systematic analysis of French syntax and translation from English to French. These courses help students reinforce language skills, develop speech skills, and acquire the conceptual tools necessary for textual analysis. Students will learn vocabulary and expressions currently used in the media, and will be able to communicate effectively in professional contexts.

Level 4

FRAN 3153: Expression oral avancée, niveu 3 FRAN 3733: Expression écrite avancée FRAN 4403: Méthodologie de l'enseignement du français langue seconde FRAN 4413: Lectures dirigées 1 (available online)

Courses at Level 4 allow students to master the subtleties of written and spoken French from the colloquial to the formal register. Students are introduced to a variety of writing styles, including works of non-fiction. Students take part in debates, discussions, and improvisations, as well as skill-strengthening drills. This enables students to better express and detect nuances in speech patterns and sociolinguistic contents.