French Beginners A1-A2 (Intensive) - FREN3300

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 4 30 (15) Wissia Fiorucci checkmark-circle

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

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 80
Private Study Hours: 220
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

Group Oral In-Course Test (5 minutes per student) – 20%
Audio-visual Comprehension Online Test (40 minutes) – 20%
Language Skills Online Test (40 minutes) – 20%
Reading and Writing Assignment (600 words) – 30%
Reading Comprehension Online Test (30 minutes) – 10%

Reassessment method:

Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Berthez, A. et Al. (2012). Alter Ego 1, A1, Livre de l'élève + CD Audio. Paris: Hachette.
Berthez, A. (2014). Alter Ego 2, A2, Livre de l'élève + CD Audio. Paris: Hachette.
Oxford Essential French Dictionary, (2010). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
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);
3. Communicate verbally in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
4. Communicate in writing for routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key aspects of key cultural aspects connected to the French language;
6. Use basic grammar in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
7. Use highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

The subject specific learning outcomes are according to the requirements/specifications for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level A2.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate problem-solving in individual and team work;
2. Use resources independently;
3. Manage their time and prioritise workloads;
4. Use information technology effectively.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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