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    An advanced-beginner-level communicative paper for students with some previous knowledge of French.

    This paper engages students to further their knowledge of the basic vocabulary and structures of French. The teaching methodology is student-centered, with the lecturer acting as facilitator, and the ultimate goal of this paper is to make the students independent users of French.

    About this paper

    Paper title Introductory French 2
    Subject French
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    FREN 101 or FREN 105 or FREN 131
    FREN 102 or FREN 232 or any other more advanced French language paper
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    May be offered for Summer School, pending approval.
    Suitable for students with some knowledge of French, typically those who have studied up to NCEA Level 1 in secondary school or who recently passed FREN 131 or FREN 105.
    Teaching staff

    Frédéric Dichtel

    Paper Structure
    In FREN 132, you will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for communicating in French about work, leisure and travel. You will also be introduced to French and other francophone cultures.
    Teaching Arrangements

    The class meets for four hours a week, and smaller groups meet for an oral class once a week.


    To be advised.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate beginner communicative competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening in French, in particular:

    • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance
    • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
    • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need (level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR)


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
    Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42

    Oral Class

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Thursday 11:00-11:50 30-35, 37-41
    A2 Thursday 14:00-14:50 30-35, 37-41


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 30-35, 37-41
    A2 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 30-35, 37-41
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