French 2


Course Objective

The student is able to successfully handle oral and written tasks in a
wide number of social situations.
The student can understand the main ideas of relatively complicated
texts on both concrete and abstract topics.
The student can produce text on a range of concrete but also abstract
issues giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
The student has basic knowledge to understand culture in France and in
other French speaking countries and is able to handle some intercultural
communication skills.
Aimed CEFR-level at the end of the course is B1.1/.2 (intermediate).

Course Content

This course aims at improving and developing skills and strategies to
enable students to
handle successfully more complicated oral and written tasks in French
(Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages levels B1.1 and B1.2
Students will learn to understand the main points of clear standard
input on familiar matters
regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Students will learn to with most situations likely to arise whilst
travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Students will learn to produce simple connected text on topics which are
familiar or of personal interest, and can describe experiences and
events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and
explanations for opinions and plans.
Students will increase their general vocabulary of verbs, nouns,
articles and prepositions while gaining a greater knowledge of complex
problems in French grammar and syntax.
Students will continue to learn about French culture through short
stories, novellas, films and TV programmes. Students will also be
required to submit book reports and short essays.

Teaching Methods

Seminar (3x 2 hours per week): discussion of assigned readings and
language exercises;
practical training; oral presentations (individual and in small groups);
group discussion
Self study.
The course will be taught in French

Method of Assessment

Class participation (preparation/written assignments) 15%
Mid term task assessment (reading/writing/listening/grammar) 25%
Oral presentations 15%
Portfolio 20%
Final task assessment (reading/writing/listening/grammar) 25%


To be announced in CANVAS, 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Target Audience

This is a course for minor students and 2d-year's students in History
and International Studies

Recommended background knowledge

Recommended entrance level: A1 (CEFR).

General Information

Course Code L_AABAGES217
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. J.F. van der Meulen
Examiner dr. J.F. van der Meulen
Teaching Staff dr. J.F. van der Meulen

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group
Target audiences

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