Instructor Info:
Name: MILET, SOLINE
Office Telephone:
Email: solinemi@mail.ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 FREN 111 106Lecture1 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

Intermediate French I

A course for non-specialists based on the A2 level of the European Framework and focused on the understanding and production of detached sentences and expressions related to everyday life (such as personal and familial information and ones immediate environment including home, community and workplace).

French grammatical structures such as the imperative, past tenses, negation and comparison will be studied with an interactive approach, stressing communicative competence.

This practice will include:

communicating in the context of the practical exchange of information on familiar topics;

understanding spoken messages;

reading short texts such as personal letters, ads, menus, schedules;

expressing practical ideas and opinions both orally and in writing.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with communicational tools that help to deal with everyday situations that one might encounter in a French speaking region.

At the end of the semester, students will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), to communicate about routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on familiar matters, to describe aspects of their background, immediate environment and ordinary needs.

Lectures and class discussions aclick hereclick here.

 FREN 111 202Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00

Intermediate French I

A course for non-specialists based on the A2 level of the European Framework and focused on the understanding and production of detached sentences and expressions related to everyday life (such as personal and familial information and ones immediate environment including home, community and workplace).

French grammatical structures such as the imperative, past tenses, negation and comparison will be studied with an interactive approach, stressing communicative competence.

This practice will include:

communicating in the context of the practical exchange of information on familiar topics;

understanding spoken messages;

reading short texts such as personal letters, ads, menus, schedules;

expressing practical ideas and opinions both orally and in writing.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with communicational tools that help to deal with everyday situations that one might encounter in a French speaking region.

At the end of the semester, students will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), to communicate about routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on familiar matters, to describe aspects of their background, immediate environment and ordinary needs.

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

 FREN 122 103Lecture1 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00

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 122 106Lecture1 Mon Wed Fri13:0014:00

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 204Lecture2 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 123 205Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri13:0014:00

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 click hereyou, click here.