This course provides French language learners with an understanding of how one best acquires French as a second or third language including various FSL strategies that allow for effective, autonomous learning. It further implements a structure to encourage continuous active reflection and self-assessment. Students will first learn about the types of knowledge and sub-skills that must be acquired to master French including vocabulary and grammar. Language benchmarks and self-evaluation tools are then introduced to help learners to profile their four main competences (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). Subsequently, they will receive practical training in the use of specific online resources (e.g., Bon Patron) geared towards improving French writing.