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FREN105 Intensive French for Beginners

An introduction to French for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. The paper takes an integrated approach to the skills of language acquisition, focusing on practical survival skills.

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 intensive 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 Intensive French for Beginners
Paper code FREN105
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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FREN 131, FREN 101, FREN 132 or any other more advanced French language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Suitable for students with little or no prior knowledge of French.
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Christiane Leurquin
Paper Structure
In FREN 105, 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 10 hours of lectures per week.
Teaching Arrangements
Teaching consists of a 2 hour morning lecture Monday to Friday.
To be advised.
Course outline
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will 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 themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they lives, people they know and things they have
  • Can interact in a simple way, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help (A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

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Summer School

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 10:00-11:50 3-7
Tuesday 10:00-11:50 3-7
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 2-5, 7
Thursday 10:00-11:50 2-7
Friday 10:00-11:50 2-7