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French 3 Intermediate

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed French 1 Beginners and French 2 Pre-Intermediate.

Description

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. We will use in combination the books various medias (newspapers, videos …). We will also watch movies, learn how to give an opinion on it and to debate controversial topics and issues.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve an overall level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) 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 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.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading B1+
Writing A2+
Listening B1
Speaking A2+

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method

Assessment & Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
In-class participation and homework, tests/evaluations 20%
Oral presentations in class 5%
Midterm exam; reading, writing, listening 30%
Final exam I; reading, writing, listening 30%
Final exam II; oral productions 15%

End Grade

  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

  • Entre nous 3 – Livre de l’élève + Cahier d’activités + CD audio. ISBN 9788416273249.

  • Grammaire progressive du français - Niveau intermédiaire - 4ème édition (A2-B1). ISBN 9789462939004.

  • Grammaire progressive du français - Niveau intermédiaire - 4ème édition Corrigés. ISBN 9789462939011.

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Contact

Drs. J.C. Bekker

J.C. Vezian MA

Z. Aqarial

S.C.L.L. Tonckens MA

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.