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TITLE Français de base pour grands débutants: niveaux 1 et 2 - A1 (à suivre)

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION This study-unit is the introductory basis of the Certificate Course in French. It introduces complete beginners to the study of the language, exposing learners to level-appropriate oral conversations and written texts and training them to produce simple utterances and written sentences.

Study-unit Aims:

To enable learners to carry out simple functions and recognise simple notions in French, to stimulate interest in and curiosity about the language and to start developing the four linguistic competences: reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to use adequate and relevant vocabulary, multiple structures and speech acts in order to:
- introduce himself/herself;
- use appropriate greetings;
- describe other people;
- read and listen to short texts;
- write simple sentences to express the above.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- listen to and recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning oneself, one's family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly;
- read and understand simple sentences, for e.g. on notices and posters or in catalogues;
- interact by asking and answering simple questions on familiar topics;
- fill in a form with personal details and write short, simple messages.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Alter Ego + 1, Méthode de Français, Livre de l'élève, Hachette 2012.
Alter Ego +1, Cahier d’activités.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Oral Examination No 20%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 80%

LECTURER/S Marilyn Mallia

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