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 paper 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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- FREN 101, 105, 132 or any other more advanced French language paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- (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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Suitable for students with little or no prior knowledge of French.
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Dr Christiane Leurquin
- 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 3 hours of lectures per week and a 1 hour tutorial each week.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Three lectures per week plus one tutorial.
'Vis-à-vis', Amon, Muyskens, Omaggio, and Hadley, eds. McGraw Hill (online, or printed versions).
- Course outline
Course outline will be given to students at the start of semester
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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- 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 (level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR)