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Modern French Language for Beginners (FR102)

Module Code: FR102
Module Name: Modern French Language for Beginners
Module Coordinator: Mélanie Jolivet-Bâlon
times to be confirmed (five hours a week)
Module Credits: 30

Module Description

This foundation module in French Language for Beginners allows students to learn the basics of the French language, develop main linguistic (oral, aural, written, spoken) skills, and acquire grammatical awareness & essential communicative competences.

FR102 is a combination of LL262 French Beginners Accelerated (3h) and 2h of French language teaching for SMLC French ab initio students.

In this module, you will work towards A2+/B1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

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

  • apply a basic knowledge of grammar
  • gain insight into everyday life in the francophone countries studied in the module
  • 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 to a specific audience within an open-ended project

Assessment Method:

Term 1 - Interim Test (10%)

Term 3 - Oral test (40%) + final reading and writing test (50%)

Course Text:

  • Annie Berthet (2012), Alter Ego A1 - Méthode de français, Hachette, ISBN: 9782011558107

Recommended Retail Price: £21.95

  • Annie Berthet (2012), Alter Ego A1 - Cahier d'activités, Hachette, ISBN: 9782011558114

Recommended Retail Price: £13.50