Course ObjectiveThe 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
Aimed CEFR-level at the end of the course is B1.1/.2 (intermediate).
Course ContentThis course aims at improving and developing skills and strategies to
enable students to
handle successfully more complicated oral and written tasks in French
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 MethodsSeminar (3x 2 hours per week): discussion of assigned readings and
practical training; oral presentations (individual and in small groups);
The course will be taught in French
Method of AssessmentClass participation (preparation/written assignments) 15%
Mid term task assessment (reading/writing/listening/grammar) 25%
Oral presentations 15%
Final task assessment (reading/writing/listening/grammar) 25%
LiteratureTo be announced in CANVAS, 4 weeks before the start of the course.
Target AudienceThis is a course for minor students and 2d-year's students in History
and International Studies
Recommended background knowledgeRecommended entrance level: A1 (CEFR).
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. J.F. van der Meulen|
|Examiner||dr. J.F. van der Meulen|
dr. J.F. van der Meulen
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Study Group|
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