2020 French: Basic Course 4 F05

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Kajita Yu 
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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 4'' covers the most useful everyday phrases 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. Improve their French pronunciation.
2. Be able to use some simple French vocabulary and expressions.
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 Les aliments (1): plats et boissons Verbe ''prendre'' To be announced in each class.
Class 2 Les aliments (1): dans un restaurant Verbe ''connaître''
Class 3 La météo (1) Constructions impersonnelles
Class 4 La météo (2) Phrases exclamatives
Class 5 La météo (3) Comparatif, superlatif
Class 6 La ville et l'université (1) Impératif
Class 7 La ville et l'université (2) nombres ordinaux
Class 8 Final exam

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


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.F201 : French: Basic Course 1
  • LAL.F202 : French: Basic Course 2
  • LAL.F203 : French: Basic Course 3
  • LAL.F234 : French Conversation: Basic Course 4
  • LAH.H110 : Introduction to Foreign Languages 1

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

Students must have successfully completed French: basic course 1, French: basic course 2 and French: basic course 3

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