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FREN131 Introductory French 1

Intensive French language for beginners and very near beginners.

Do you want to learn another language and be able to travel with confidence in more than 30 countries, or add a new skill to your degree? This course engages students in learning the basic vocabulary and structures of French. The teaching methodology is student-centred with the lecturer acting as facilitator and the ultimate goal of this paper is to make the students independent users of French.

Paper title Introductory French 1
Paper code FREN131
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $810.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,390.00

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Restriction
FREN 105, FREN 101, FREN 132 or any other more advanced French language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) Students who have passed FREN 105 may be admitted to FREN 131 on a case-by-case basis. (ii)This paper is for beginners only and is not available to students who have passed NCEA Level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in French.  For further information, contact the Programme Coordinator (languages@otago.ac.nz).
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Christiane Leurquin
More information link
View further information for FREN 131
Paper Structure
In FREN 131, you will gain skills (in listening, speaking, reading and writing) for communicating in French about your life, your friends and family, your studies and your leisure-time activities. You will also be introduced to French and other francophone cultures through 4 hours of lectures per week.
Textbooks
Vis-à-vis, Amon, Muyskens, Omaggio, Hadley, ed. McGraw-hill, 5th edition. It includes a Textbook and a Workbook, and access to audio and visual material on the editor's website.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, cultural understanding, self-motivation, lifelong learning. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate beginner communicative competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening in French, in particular:
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help (A1 of the CEFR)
Eligibility
Suitable for students with little or no prior knowledge of French.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Weeks: 9-14,16-22 Tues, Thurs : 11:00-11:50
Tues : 13:00-14:50
Wed, Thurs : 14:00-14:50
Weeks: 9-14,16-17,19-22 Mon : 11:00-12:50