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French - Elementary




Admissions requirements

French – Beginners or equivalent basic knowledge of French: A2 (Common European Framework). Students who do not meet this prerequisite should contact the instructor regarding the required competencies before course allocation.


French Elementary is a French task-based language course for students with a level A2 (CEFR) of the French language. This course will provide students with sets of grammatical, lexical and phonological items. Communicative tasks will be used to develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. An important aspect of the course will be the culture knowledge of French and other French-speaking countries. This course will take you from level A2 to level B1 (CEFR).

Course objectives

The student

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.

  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


Once available, timetables will be published in the e-Prospectus.

Mode of instruction

This course builds up the language skills of students who have already a basic 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 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.


  • Listening comprehension exams: 20%, Weeks 6+13 (TBC)

  • Oral presentations + discussions: 20%, Weeks 7+15 (TBC)

  • Written exams (4x): reading/vocabulary/grammar/creative writing: 50% (together). Weeks 4+7+11+15 (TBC)

  • Evaluations and in class participation/homework: 10%, On-going


There will be a Blackboard site available for this course. Students will be enrolled at least one week before the start of classes.

Reading list

  • Edito B1 méthode de français (éd. 2018), Dufour, Didier

  • Edito B1 Cahier +CD (éd 2018), Didier

  • 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


This course is open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Registration is coordinated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Interested non-LUC students should contact