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French Taster Courses

Enrolment for this course is now closed and details for summer 2018 will be added nearer the time

Learning Outcomes

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

• apply a basic knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level

• apply strategies for understanding gist and specific information

• have insight into everyday life in the French speaking world

• recognise familiar words and phrases when spoken slowly

• understand short texts in the target language, dealing with everyday material

• write short simple texts, including personal details

• ask and answer questions on familiar topics

Course Text

BBC Talk French Book + CD Pack ISBN: 978-1406679007 (New edition released 18/08/14)
All text books can be purchased from the University Bookshop, telephone: (024) 7652 3388

Class schedule





The syllabus will include the following:

Communicative skills:
This course will cover items such as: introducing and describing people; expressing preferences, asking for and giving directions; buying things, ordering food and drinks and booking a hotel.

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamental features and essential basic structures of the French language, making it possible to function in a range of everyday situations using the present tense.