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.
Students can test their entry level using the (free) DIALANG test: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/language-centre/practical-matters/entrance-test
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).
The course objective is a B1/B2 level. The required competences for a B2 language level can be described as follows:
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics including technical discussion in his/her field of specialization.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Timetables for courses offered at Leiden University College in 2022-2023 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.
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
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, B1/B2 avancé, 3ème édition, CLE International M. Boularès / J. Frérot, ISBN-13 : 978-2090381979
Corrigés Grammaire progressive du Français avec 400 exercices, B1/B2 avancé, 3ème édition, CLE International M. Boularès / J. Frérot,ISBN 978-2090381986
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinator: Drs. Maria-Josée Perez Rodriguez, M.J.Perez-Rodriguez@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Instructor: Drs Jeanne Giberius-Vignaud, email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)