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French for Beginners 2

French for Beginners 2

Code: FRE8LF002
Extent: 3 ECTS (78 h)
Timing: Semester 4
Language: French and English
Level: Language studies, A2
Type: Optional studies

Prerequisites

The student has successfully completed the course French for Beginners 1.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • has developed the capacity to talk in French language
  • has enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life
  • has developed the capacity of reading and writing short French texts
  • has started to really interact with French people
  • has prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the French speaking countries
  • has broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking
  • has reached language level A1/A2 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 enlarge and deepen the basics the student got earlier with the course “French for Beginners 1”. It is also recommended for those who have been learning some French before and need some revision of it.

  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary to interact basically with French speaking people
  • Essentials of the structures of the French language
  • Basic writing skills
  • Basic oral skills
  • Basic culture elements

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 has fairly enlarged and deepened the basics (vocabulary, structures and culture) he/she got earlier with the course “French for Beginners 1”. The student has well enlarged and deepened the basics (vocabulary, structures and culture) he/she got earlier with the course “French for Beginners 1”. The student has very well enlarged and deepened the basics (vocabulary, structures and culture) he/she got earlier with the course “French for Beginners 1”.
Skills The student has fairly developed the capacity to talk in French language. He/she has fairly enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has fairly developed the capacity of reading and writing short French texts. He/she has fairly started to really interact with French people. He/she has fairly prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the French speaking countries. He/she has fairly broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking. The student has well developed the capacity to talk in French language. He/she has well enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has well developed the capacity of reading and writing short French texts. He/she has well started to really interact with French people. He/she has well prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the French speaking countries. He/she has well broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking. The student has very well developed the capacity to talk in French language. He/she has very well enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has very well developed the capacity of reading and writing short French texts.
He/she has very well started to really interact with French people. He/she has very well prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the French speaking countries. 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 language level A1/A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can fairly understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can fairly communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can fairly produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He/she can fairly describe in simple terms aspects of his/her immediate environment. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has well reached language level A1/A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can well communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can well produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He/she can well describe in simple terms aspects of his/her immediate environment. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has very well reached language level A1/A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/shean very well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can very well communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can very well produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He/she can very well describe in simple terms aspects of his/her immediate environment. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Active participation & assignments 30%
Exam 70%

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.