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Prospectus

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French 1

Course
2012-2013

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.

Description

In this course you learn how to handle successfully a variety of basic 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 non-complicated face-to-face conversations, and to perform such tasks as introducing yourself, asking directions, understanding a TV program or writing an e-mail. These basics are acquired by using the textbook and through a wide range of real-life situations, performed either individually or in groups. Grammar, cultural topics, current issues and pronunciation are main concerns, too.
We will use : – Alter ego, Méthode de français A1, Hachette, 2006 – Alter ego 1, Cahier d’activités – Grammaire progressive du français, niveau débutant, avec un CD audio, Clé internationale, collection : Progressive, 2010 + corrigé.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Frame (CEF) and prepare the DELF A1.
This course is the first course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies programme. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in [language], 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.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website

Mode of instruction

Three two hour seminars every week

Assessment method

Written and/or oral language tests.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used. Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

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Registration

Students are requested to register through uSis, the registration system of Leiden University for this course. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Remarks

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