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French - Intermediate


Admission requirements

Required course(s):

French – Elementary @ LUC and/or Level B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Students that do not meet this prerequisite should contact the instructor regarding the required competencies before course allocation.

Recommended course(s):



Participants learn the specific language use which they need in the most frequently occurring situations or to speak about concrete or abstract topics. Various aspects of French life and French customs are covered. Participants study grammar and vocabulary and practice these skills in a communicative context. French is the language of instruction. Participants are expected to prepare for the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).

Course Objectives


Timetables for courses offered at Leiden University College in 2021-2022 will be published on this page of the e-Prospectus.

Mode of instruction

This course builds up the language skills of students who have already an elementary 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, presentation 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 Brightspace site will support the course, hosting a toolbox, course syllabus + weekly overview, assignments and assessment.

Assessment Method

  • Listening comprehension exams, week 7 + 14 (TBC) : 20%

  • Oral presentations + discussions, week 7 +14 (TBC) : 20%

  • Written exams (x4): reading/vocabulary/grammar, week 4 + 7 + 11 + 14 (TBC) : 40%

  • Writing composition (week 8 + 16): 10%

  • In class participation (tests / homework): 10%, on-going

Reading list

  • Nickel 3 ! Méthode de français, livre de l’élève + CD (livre de l’élève + cahier d’exercices) H. Augé – M.D. Canada Pujols – C. Marlhens – L. Martin, niveau B1/B2, CLE International, ISBN : 978-209-038504-5 (pour l’édition de 2016)

  • Nickel 3 ! Cahier d’exercices (avec corrigés), H. Augé – M.D. Canada Pujols – C. Marlhens – L. Martin, niveau B1/B2, CLE International, ISBN : 978-209-038505-2 (pour l’édition de 2016)

  • Grammaire progressive du Français avec 400 exercices corrigés, B1/B2 avancé, 3ème édition, CLE International M. Boularès / J. Frérot,ISBN-13 : 978-2090381979


Courses offered at Leiden University College (LUC) are usually only open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Leiden University students who participate in one of the university’s Honours tracks or programmes may register for one LUC course, if availability permits. Registration is coordinated by the Education Coordinator,


Mail to:

Coordinator: Drs. Maria-Josée Perez Rodriguez
Instructor: Drs Jeanne Giberius-Vignaud