French Language Levels A1-A2 Intensive - FR330

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring
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4 30 (15) DR W Fiorucci

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

Students with an existing A-Level in French, bi-lingual or native speakers cannot register for this module.T

his is a core module for students who wish to study French to degree level but did not study it in secondary school. This module is very intensive as it brings students to the same level as those who have studied to A-Level and passed FR300 (Post A-Level).

This module is not available as a wild module
This module is not available to Erasmus/ Short-term students

2017-18

Overview

This is an intensive module for absolute beginners, Post-GCSE students and students who have not yet mastered level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level A2. The emphasis in this course is on acquiring a sound knowledge of the structure of the language as well as basic vocabulary and cultural insights while developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Four one-hour seminars per week, for twenty weeks

Method of assessment

70% in-class assessments and 30% coursework

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading:

Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho A1 Méthode de français, 2nd edition, Paris: Clé
International.
Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho A2 Méthode de français, 2nd edition, Paris: Clé
International.
Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho A1 Cahier personnel d'apprentissage, 2nd edition, Paris:
Clé International.
Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho A2 Cahier personnel d’apprentissage, 2nd edition, Paris:
Clé International.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) [listening];
8.2 Understand short, simple texts, incl. letters and everyday material (e.g. advertisement, menus, timetables) related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) [reading];
8.3 Communicate verbally in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters [speaking];
8.4 Communicate in writing in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters [writing];
8.5 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key aspects of key cultural aspects connected to the French language [culture];
8.6 Use basic grammar in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters [grammar];
8.7 Use highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) [vocabulary].

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