French I targets elementary-level learners. The aim is to introduce learners with no previous knowledge of French to the French language and French culture through practical use of the language, with a particular emphasis on oral communication.
French II and French III target elementary-level non-beginner learners. As with French I, emphasis will be on oral communication but writing will be introduced through a range of exercises (texts to be completed, short letters, reports etc.).
French IV and V target elementary-level learners who are on a clear path progressing to intermediate-level, and concentrates on the application and proper usage of what they have learnt from their previous three courses.
It also prepares them to attempt their first French language public examination such as the DELF A1.
French VI targets intermediate-level learners who have already passed, or who are of a sufficient level to pass their first French language public examination such as the DELF A1.
Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of these courses, students will be able to
- gain an introductory insight into French language and culture;
- develop a sense of confidence when dealing with French-speaking people and French-language materials in their daily lives;
- understand, make, and respond appropriately to, everyday conversational enquiries;
- acquire sufficiently accurate pronunciation and intonation of French to be understood by native speakers of the language;
- understand and produce short texts relating to people’s lives and interests;
- plan a trip to a French-speaking country.
Learners are assessed through continuous assessment and a final written and oral examination.
Girardet, J. & Cridlig, J-M. (2004). Panorama I de la langue Francaise. Paris: CLE International. Available at the University bookshop.
- Getting started in French
- French Learning Materials in the Language Commons
- French Learning Links
- Discussion entre trois étudiants d’échange, mai 2004