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Prospectus

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French 3 Advanced

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

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

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a level B1+/B2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The final objective of this course series is to obtain an advanced 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 B2+
Writing B1+
Listening B2
Speaking B1+

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first four (4) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 140 hours, broken down by:

Component Estimated time
Attending classes 48 hours
Assessment hours (exams) 6 hours
Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities 86 hours

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.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for this course. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Edito B2 (2015) méthode de français

    ISBN: 978-2-278-080984

  • Edito B2 (2015) Cahier + CD

    ISBN: 978 227 808 1127

  • Grammaire progressive du Français Niveau Intermédiaire, 4e édition, CLE International

    ISBN: 978 946 2939004

  • Grammaire progressive du Français Niveau Intermédiaire Corrigés, 4e édition, CLE International

    ISBN: 978-9462939011

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.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

Drs. M.M.A.M. Suijten (coordinator)

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.