Instructor Info:
Name: SIMPSON, ANNE
Office Telephone: (604) 822-5914
Email: anne.simpson@ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
FullFREN 122 101Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

Refinement of reading, writing and speaking skills through the study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents of the French-speaking world. Full description: https://fhis.ubc.ca/course-description/fren122/

 FREN 122 104Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

Contemporary French Language and Literature I

Refinement of writing and reading, speaking and listening skills through diverse activities:

an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence;

an emphasis on ones opinion on different topics (work and studies, leisure activities, travel and news);

a study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents (newspapers, blogs, music, etc.) of the French-Speaking world;

an introduction to essay-writing in French.

The FREN 122 syllabus follows the Common European Framework of Reference guideline for B1.1 level.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with tools for dealing with situations that they are likely to encounter in a French speaking region. Students will be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school and leisure activities; to produce a simple and cohesive text on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest and to narrate an event or an experience.

Lectures and class discussions are all conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here

Course website:

The website for this course is available through Canvas.

 FREN 123 203Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

Contemporary French Language and Literature II

French 123 is a continuation of French 122: a refinement of reading, speaking and listening skills with additional emphasis on techniques of writing through diverse activities:

an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence;

an emphasis on expressing ones opinion on different topics (work and studies, literature, arts and news):

a practical application of strategies for essay-writing in French;

a study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents (newspapers, blogs, music, etc.) of the French-Speaking world.

The FREN 123 syllabus follows the Common European Framework of Reference guidelines for the B1.2 level.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with tools for dealing with most situations that they would likely encounter in a French speaking region. Students will be able to produce structured and connected texts on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or related to documents read inside and outside of the classroom (literature, news and ); to describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions; and to give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and decisions.

Lectures and class discussions are all conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here

 FREN 123 204Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

Contemporary French Language and Literature II

French 123 is a continuation of French 122: a refinement of reading, speaking and listening skills with additional emphasis on techniques of writing through diverse activities:

an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence;

an emphasis on expressing ones opinion on different topics (work and studies, literature, arts and news):

a practical application of strategies for essay-writing in French;

a study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents (newspapers, blogs, music, etc.) of the French-Speaking world.

The FREN 123 syllabus follows the Common European Framework of Reference guidelines for the B1.2 level.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with tools for dealing with most situations that they would likely encounter in a French speaking region. Students will be able to produce structured and connected texts on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or related to documents read inside and outside of the classroom (literature, news and ); to describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions; and to give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and decisions.

Lectures and class discussions are all conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here

 FREN 224 101Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

Communicative proficiency at an autonomous level: vocabulary enrichment, pronunciation practice, grammatical analysis and development of efficient reading and writing techniques. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR. Full course description: https://fhis.ubc.ca/course-description/fren224/

 FREN 225 201Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

A continuation of FREN 224. Communicative proficiency at an autonomous level: vocabulary enrichment, pronunciation practice, grammatical analysis and development of efficient reading and writing techniques. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR. Full course description: https://fhis.ubc.ca/course-description/fren225/