Pre-requisite: prior knowledge of French
- A1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
- or GCSE level
- or Language Centre French 1
- or equivalent
- to understand and communicate in familiar and routine situations, using frequently used expressions;
- to develop strategies for language learning;
- to achieve A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS
Teaching and Learning
One weekly blended session for 21 weeks, organised as:
- Two-hour face-to-face class on campus
- Some independent study will also be set
Students will take part in an online exchange with the Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.
Term 1: one interim test (10%)
Term 3: one reading/writing test (50%) + one speaking test (40%)
Course Text (must be bought by student)
Marlène Dodin, Clémence Fafa et al. (2022), Edito A2 - Méthode de français, Didier, ISBN : 9782278104109
The module will give the students the chance to spend some time learning and reinforcing the basics of the French language. This will offer an opportunity for students not specialising in foreign languages to improve their communicative competence in French as a supplement to their studies in other spheres. For those students intending to travel to French-speaking countries, either for study or on work placements, the module can work as a refresher and promote confidence-building for communicating with native speakers abroad.
Successful completion of French 2 qualifies students to progress to French 3.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- apply a basic knowledge of grammar
- gain insight into everyday life in the relevant countries
- apply strategies for understanding gist and short descriptions
- interact about familiar topics and activities
- write simple texts giving background information and relating to areas of immediate need
develop strategies to communicate information coherently and effectively and work independently on an open-ended project
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 Basic user (waystage) of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
The syllabus will include the following:
Including items such as describing people, talking about events, friendship, consumption trends, the workplace and writing a CV, environmental issues, travel and tourism.
Consolidation and revision of essential basic structures including the present tense, adjectives and adverbs, revision of the negative form, open and close questions, use of relative pronouns, use of complement pronouns, extension of the use of the perfect tense to recount past events in a range of situations, the imperfect tense, using the perfect and imperfect tenses together, the future tense, the conditional tense.
Subject-specific and transferable skills
- Written and spoken communication
- Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
- Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving
Can count towards the Warwick Award