FINS 3105 R - French Reading II

Web course

Reading knowledge for academic purposes. Advanced reading strategies. Individual reading in the student's specialization. Given in English. No auditors. Precludes additional credit for FREN 1006. Prerequisite(s): FINS 2105 or permission of the Department.

This course is designed to help students further develop the necessary elements of grammar, an extensive vocabulary base and the required strategies to be able to independently read specialized or academic material in French, and more specifically, in their field of specialization. The course is taught entirely in English and trains students to demonstrate precise reading comprehension through translation into English.

CRN for section R: 12548

Instructor: Nandini Sarma

About the instructor: This course combines all of my passions and research interests: the French language, translation, alternative course delivery and technology. As an avid reader, I spent most of my childhood curled up in a couch with books on every topic and in different languages: English, Tamil, Spanish and of course French. My love of reading led me to translation studies, while my interest in technology pushed me to explore how it could be leveraged to teach and support reading skills in a second language, even with complete beginners. Reading opens up whole new worlds of research, culture, history and society; it is my pleasure and privilege to help beginners open these doors to the Francophone world.

More about taking courses through CUOL

Registration and Course Section information

For more information, please contact: 613.520.4055 or email CUOL at