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TITLE Compréhension et expression orales et écrites: niveaux 1 et 2 - A1 (fin)

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION This study-unit builds on the previous one and addresses all 4 linguistic skills: reading comprehension, oral comprehension, speaking and writing. Themes tackled include daily activities, lodging, travelling, city life, physical descriptions etc.

Study-unit Aims:

- To improve students' speaking skills by training them in a range of communicative scenarios through speech acts;
- To improve students' listening skills by exposing them to level-appropriate dialogues;
- To improve students' writing skills by training them in grammar, vocabulary and written layout for basic correspondence;
- To improve students' reading skills by exposing them to a range of level-appropriate texts.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Use a greater variety of verbs and tenses in a communicative context;
- Tell the time in French and use expressions of time;
- Use vocabulary related to daily activities, leisure, city life;
- Give directions and use prepositions of place;
- Answer a phone conversation in French.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Follow speech which is carefully articulated, with pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning;
- Understand instructions addressed carefully and slowly to him/her and follow short, simple directions;
- Understand short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required;
- Ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics;
- Write a string of short simple sentences.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts:

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

Other complementary material taken from:

- Studio 1, Méthode de Français, Livre de l'élève, Didier, 2014.
- Studio 1, Cahier d'Exercices.
- Nouveau Rond-Point 1, EMDL, 2011. (in order to introduce students to the perspective 'actionnelle')


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

LECTURER/S Marilyn Mallia

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