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French - Intermediate

Course
2012-2013

Tag(s)

GC

Admission Requirements

Similarly tagged 200-level and 300-level courses. Students that do not meet this prerequisite should contact the instructor regarding the required competencies before course allocation.

Description

French Intermediate, Objectif Diplomatie is a French language course for students who are intermediate level students (B1 CEFR). It enables French to be learnt in the context of European and international relations and thus is of use to diplomats, international civil servants etc.

This course offers a fast and practical method of learning French which is based on the completation of assignments specific to the needs of the target audience. The textbooks are divided into units, each of which contains situations for developing oral and written skills, information about European and International Institutions.

Course Objectives

The required competences for a B2 (upper-intermediate) language level can be described as follows: the student can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. The student can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. The student 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. You will find more detailed information about the CEFR (the Common European Framework of Reference) on Blackboard.

Mode of Instruction

This course builds up the language skills of students who have already an intermediate knowledge of French (B1 CEFR) and develops the full range of communication skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. Course contents are grammar practice, vocabulary building, listening, speaking 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 blackboard site will support the course, hosting a toolbox, course outline+ weekly overview, assignments and assessment.

Assessment

Assessment: Three listening comprehension exams
Percentage: 25%
Deadline: Weeks 5, 10 and 14

Assessment: Two oral presentations + discussions
Percentage: 25%
Deadline: Weeks 5/6 and 14/15

Assessment: Two written exams: reading/vocabulary/ grammar/ creative writing
Percentage: 40%
Deadline: Weeks 6 and 15

Assessment: Compositions
Percentage: 10%
Deadline: Weeks 8 and 16

Literature

Objectif Diplomatie 2 (B1/B2) Le Français des relations européennes et internationales (+CD), M. Soignet, Hachette ISBN 978-2-01-155557-1

Grammaire Progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire avec 600 exercices
Nouvelle édition M.Grégoire CLE International ISBN:978-2-09-033854-6

Corrigés Grammaire Progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire Nouvelle édition CLE International ISBN:978-2-09-033855-3

The first lesson you must be in possession of the books!

Contact Information

Email Convenor: m.m.a.m.suijten@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Email Instructor: jeanne@giberius.nl

Weekly Overview

BLOCK 1

WEEK 1
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 1 Unité 1
WEEK 2
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 1 Unité 2
WEEK 3
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 1 Unité 3
WEEK 4
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 2 Unité 4
WEEK 5
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 2 Unité 5
WEEK 6
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 2 Unité 6
WEEK 7
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 3 Unité 7
WEEK 8
Composition

BLOCK 2

WEEK 9
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 3 Unité 8
WEEK 10
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 3 Unité 9
WEEK 11
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 4 Unité 10
WEEK 12
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 4 Unité 11
WEEK 13
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 4 Unité 11
WEEK 14
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 1 Unité 12
WEEK 15
Objectif diplomatie 2: Dossier 2 Unité 12
WEEK 16
Composition

Preparation for first session

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