Elementary French I

Course NameElementary French I
Course CodeFRE100
DescriptionThe approach adopted here, generally speaking, is an action-oriented one, based on the development of the 4 skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) together with thorough and in depth learning of the language. Students will learn the basics of French language based on the study of oral and written documents. These documents will emphasise specific grammar, vocabulary, phonetics…so that students can conceptualise the way language works. Culture and civilisation will also be part of the course. For instance students will have an overview of French towns and cities, and will get to know when to use ‘Tu vs Vous’. The course aims at delivering an all-round practical knowledge of grammar, skills, vocabulary and real-life functional language.
Learning OutcomesAfter completing this course, students will be halfway to A1(Breakthrough) level, which is the first level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. At the end of French I students will be able to:
– Understand and use familiar everyday expressions to satisfy needs of a basic type;
– Introduce him/herself and others and ask and answers questions about personal details;
– Interact in a simple way;
– Write a short letter to a friend;
– a holiday postcard;
– Speak about daily routines.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS