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French Post Beginners (LL175)



Prerequisite: successful completion of LLL French beginners or equivalent Level A1.1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

Description of entry level:

This course is for those who have studied the language at school some years ago or attended a beginners' course of approximately 50 hours. You have very limited vocabulary and some understanding of basic structures. You can just about cope with predictable situations but you lack confidence in other contexts. The course will introduce new tenses and help you to communicate in everyday social or work situations.

Main Objectives

The prime aim of the course is to enable students to:

  • consolidate previous learning and learn to give information on personal experiences
  • understand the main points of a conversation on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life, work and leisure
  • engage in unprepared conversations on familiar topics; develop an understanding of society and culture.
Teaching and Learning

Teaching will be delivered fully online on MSTeams.

There will be one weekly two-hour online session for 19 weeks.

Course Text (must be bought by student)

Sperandio C, Djimli H & Pons S (2022), Edito A1 - Méthode de français, 2e édition, Didier, ISBN-13: 978-2278104468

Course Description

Based on a step-by-step approach, the course is divided into learning blocks that focus on practical, useful and manageable language.

New language is practised via games, role-plays, and problem-solving tasks. Homework tasks will be set each week to reinforce the language you learn in class.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • understand spoken everyday words and phrases relating to personal needs and interests
  • understand spoken basic information about people, their family, home, work and hobbies; grasp the essential elements of simple messages and recorded announcements
  • understand short simple written messages and texts relating to areas of personal relevance; understand key information in leaflets; identify key information in short reports about stories or events
  • describe educational background and job; ask and answer simple questions about familiar topics; express likes, dislikes and feelings.
  • write basic descriptions of events and activities; write simple notes to accept or offer an invitation, thank someone or apologise; write very basic emails requesting information

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competences which you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the year.


Communicative skills such as:
  • giving information about yourself and others;
  • finding out information about people;
  • talking about your work;
  • arranging a meeting;
  • making enquiries about places, timetables, and costs;
  • booking an accommodation, train ticket or a flight;
  • expressing likes and dislikes;
  • expressing opinions;
  • talking about events in the past.
Grammar skills such as:
  • nouns/genders;
  • adjectives;
  • possessive adjectives;
  • prepositions;
  • pronouns;
  • the negative;
  • use of “on”;
  • present tense : regular verbs and common irregular verbs;
  • pronominal verbs in the present tense;
  • immediate future;
  • open and close questions;
  • quantities;
  • perfect tense of regular verbs.
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:

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