This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies with a A2 level (CEFR). You will need to contact your coordinator of studies in order to check your level and do a Dialang exam.
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.
This course enables the student to achieve an overall level B1 of the Common European Framework .
The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in French, 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.
• Audio-visual reception (reading): B1
• Written production (writing): B1
• Listening: B1
• Oral productions (speaking): B1
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website
Mode of instruction
Three two hour tutorials every week
Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a 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.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:
• Atending classes: 72 hours (6 hrs per week over 12 weeks) Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 208 hours
• Assessment hours (midterms and final exam): 6 hrs
- There is no re-sit test during the course.
• Learning aim: Use of course contents, including vocabulary items, grammar
Assessment: Written exam and quiz
• Learning aim: Use of the target language to communicate with correct pronunciation, Listening/speaking/Dictation
Assessment: In-class oral/listening performance
Deadline: at most twice/semester
• Learning aim: Use of the target language to write with suitable vocabulary items and grammar
Assessment: Writing assignments
1) Participation in class and homework : 10%
2) Evaluations every week: Grammar/ Vocabulary : 20%
3) Mid-term exam: 25%
4) Final exam : Part I written (25%) + Partie II oral (20%)
To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following: the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
To pass the course, the average has to be 5.5 at least.
If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is the possibility of a resit.
The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. This exam consists of the following components:
• Reading and writing;
• Written dialogue;
• Vocabulary and grammar.
Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.
- Claire Miquel, Vocabulaire progressif du français niveau intermédiaire. , Clé internationale, collection. (2e édition) 2011. ISBN : 9782090381283
• Claire Miquel, Vocabulaire progressif du français niveau intermédiaire. , Clé internationale, collection (2e édition) Corrigés ISBN 9782090381290
• Grammaire progressive du Français Niveau Intermédiaire Nouvelle édition CLE International ISBN 978-2-09-033848-5
• Grammaire progressive du Français Niveau Intermédiaire Corrigés Nouvelle édition CLE International ISBN 978-2-09-033849-2
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason have to be discussed with the language instructor BEFORE the class takes place. Frequent absence will inevitably lead to lower participation grades, or denied access to the final exam.
Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.