Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Français Niveau Intermédiaire B1.1

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION This study-unit strengthens students' language skills in a variety of communicative contexts appropriate to B1.1 level. Topics include the European context, citizenship, media and technology,University and professional life.

Study-Unit Aims:

This study-unit aims to equip students with the necessary vocabulary, expressions, speech acts and grammatical structures in order to express themselves fluently and accurately about a number of topics appropriate for level B1.1.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Use a wider variety of tenses to situate events in time (eg. plus-que-parfait, la phrase passive etc.);
- Use appropriate grammatical structures and speech acts in order to carry out their communicative needs at B1.1 level;
- Use vocabulary related to the European context, citizenship, media and technology,University and professional life;
- Use connectors in order to produce a cohesive written paragraph;
- Summarise others' works and ideas in a limited number of words.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Understand the main points of clear standard speech in French at B1.1 level on familiar matters encountered in work, leisure, school etc;
- Understand texts in French that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language;
- Identify salient points in a reading text and express them concisely;
- Deal with most situations likely to arise where the language is spoken;
- Connect phrases in French in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Alter Ego + 2, Méthode de Français, Livre de l'élève, Hachette 2012.
- Alter Ego + 2, Cahier d'activités, Hachette 2012.
- Le nouvel Edito B1, Livre de l'élève, Didier, 2012.
- Le nouvel Edito B1, Cahier d'exercices, Didier, 2012.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: FRE1503 or equivalent


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Oral and Written Exercises SEM1 No 30%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM1 Yes 70%

LECTURER/S Karen Camilleri

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