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French for Beginners 1

French for Beginners 1

Code: FRE8LF001
Extent: 6 ECTS (156 h)
Timing: Semester 3
Language: French and English
Level: Language studies, A1
Type: Optional studies

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • can manage orally in everyday basic situations
  • knows the elementary structures and can write a short and simple text
  • is familiar with the French attitudes and cultural aspects in everyday and working life
  • broaden the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking
  • has reached the language level A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basics of the French Language and Culture. The student will get familiar with the vocabulary of everyday life and his/her close environment. The student will practice the basics in the class.

  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary to introduce himself/herself and describe his/her environment
  • Essentials of the structures of the French language
  • Firsts steps in speaking French
  • Basic writing skills
  • Basic culture elements
  • Small talk

Cooperation with the business community

Real business based examples and cases, guest speakers, company visits as appropriate.

International dimension

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company cooperation.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact hours
Role-play
Comprehension and oral exercises
Structural exercises
CD, DVD
Self-assessment of  learning assignment (1 h)

Accreditation of prior learning

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.

Teacher with the main responsibility of the course

Laurianne Bellotti

Course materials

In Moodle, based on the book “Français.com, débutant”, J.L Penfornis, 2007 and the teacher’s material.

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning outcomes

1 (Min. 50%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student knows fairly the elementary structures of the French Language he/she is fairly familiar with the vocabulary of everyday life and his/her close environment He/she is fairly familiar with the French attitudes and the cultural aspects in everyday and working life. The student knows well the elementary structures of the French Language. He/she is well familiar with the vocabulary of everyday life and his/her close environment. He/she is well familiar with the French attitudes and the cultural aspects in everyday and working life. The student knows very well the elementary structures of the French language. He/she is very well familiar with the vocabulary of everyday life and his/her close environment He/she is very well familiar with the French attitudes and the cultural aspects in everyday and working life.
Skills The student can fairly manage orally in everyday basic situations. He/she can fairly write a short and simple text. He/she has fairly broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking.

 

The student can well manage orally in everyday basic situations. He/she can well write a short and simple text. He/she has well broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking.   The student can very well manage orally in everyday basic situations He/she can very well write a short and simple text. He/she has very well broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking.
Competence The student has fairly reached the language level A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can fairly understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. He/she can fairly introduce himself/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. He/she can fairly interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has well reached the language level A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can well understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. He/she can well introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. He/she can well interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has very well reached the language level A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can very well understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. He/she can very well introduce himself/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. He/she can very well interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Active participation & assignments 20%
Exams 40% + 40% = 80%

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.