2018 French: Basic Course 1 c

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Second foreign language courses
Jean Francoise 
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Course description and aims

''French: basic course'' is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of French. Instruction will be based on the communicative approach with activities designed to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The course will also introduce students to French and Francophone cultures through various materials including audiovisual tools. ''Basic course 1'' covers pronunciation, spelling and greetings in French language.
The aim of this course is to teach students the fundamental skills of the French language, which will serve as an introduction to French and Francophone cultures.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will:
1. Acquire the basics of French pronunciation and spelling.
2. Be able to exchange greetings in French.
3. Understand some important basics of French grammar.


France, French language, intercultural understanding, fostering international awareness, communication skills

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each lesson, the instructor explains the main points of the day, using the textbook. Students are given exercise problems and communicative activities related to what is taught on that day. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Alphabet Prononciation et orthographe (1) To be announced in each class.
Class 2 Prononciation et orthographe (2) Salutations
Class 3 Les rencontres (1) Pronoms personnels, verbes du 1er groupe, verbe ''être''
Class 4 Les rencontres (2) Noms, Phrases de forme interrogative
Class 5 Les rencontres (3) Adjectifs possessifs, pronoms toniques
Class 6 Les rencontres (4) Adjectifs interrogatifs
Class 7 Présenter quelqu'un Nombres
Class 8 Présenter quelqu'un Articles indéfinis, articles définis Final exam


En scène I, troisième édition, Sanshusha

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by a short test given in each lesson (40%) and by a final exam (60%).

Related courses

  • LAL.F202 : French: Basic Course 2
  • LAL.F203 : French: Basic Course 3
  • LAL.F204 : French: Basic Course 4
  • LAL.F231 : French Conversation: Basic Course 1
  • LAH.H110 : Introduction to Foreign Languages 1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

none required

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