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French 3 (Upper-)Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
Prerequisites: French 1 and 2


In this course you learn how to handle successfully a variety of social situations you may encounter in daily life in France or other French-speaking countries, or when meeting French-speaking people. You learn to maintain face-to-face conversations. We will focus on speaking and understanding the language with a variety of oral and written communication tasks in small groups, in pairs or with the whole class. This course will also discuss cultural backgrounds of speakers of French.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve an overall level B1 of the Common European Frame (CEF) and prepare the DELF B1.
This course is the last course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in [language], aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.


The timetable will be available on the BA International Studies website this autumn.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and tutorials

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Assessment method

Written and/or oral language tests.


Blackboard will be used. Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

  • Alter ego, Méthode de français A1, A. Berthet Hachette, 2006 isbn 978-2-01-155420-8

  • Alter ego A1, Cahier d’activités isbn 978-2-01-155421-5

  • Maïa Gregoire, Gracia Merlo, Grammaire progressive du français, niveau intermédiaire.2004, isbn : 978-2-09-033359-6

  • Claire Miquel, Vocabulaire progressif du français niveau intermédiaire. , Clé internationale, collection. 2011. Isbn : 9782090381283


Students are requested to register through uSis, the registration system of Leiden University for this course. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


The language of instruction will be French.