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French - Beginners




Admission Requirements



French – Beginners is a French task-based language course for students with no knowledge of the French language. This course will provide students with sets of grammatical, lexical and phonological items. Communicative tasks will be used to develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. An important aspect of the course will be the culture knowledge of French and other French-speaking countries.

Course Objectives

The French language course for beginners aims at the A1 level of the Common European Framework (CEFR). The student at this level can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases in real-world situations.

Mode of Instruction

This course builds up the language skills of students who have no basic knowledge of French and develops the full range of communication skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. Course contents are grammar practice, vocabulary building, listening, speaking and writing activities. The course based on language learning books, requires a lot of self-study at home. The method of teaching is communicative and classes will be conducted primarily in French. A Blackboard site will support the course, hosting a toolbox, course outline +weekly overview, assignments and assessment.


The students are tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Assessment: Listening comprehension exam
Percentage: 20%
Deadline: Block 1 Week 6, Block 2 Week 6

Assessment: Oral presentation + discussion
Percentage: 20%
Deadline: Block 1 Week 7, Block 2 Week 7

Assessment: Written exam: reading/vocabulary/ grammar/ creative writing
Percentage: 40%
Deadline: Block 1 Week 7, Block 2 Week 7

Assessment: In class participation: Homework, presentations and other activities
Percentage: 20%
Deadline: Ongoing


Version originale 1. Méthode de francais. Livre de l‘élève. Monique Denyer e.a., ISBN 9789460301667

Version originale 1. Cahier d’exercices. ISBN 9788484435617

Grammaire progressive du français niveau débutant (2e édition) + cd audio , Clé
Internationale ISBN 9782090381146

Grammaire progressive du français niveau débutant (2e édition), Clé
Internationale Corrigés ISBN 9782090381153

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Weekly Overview


Preparation for first session