French 1 Beginners

Course description French 1 Beginners
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5181KFL10
Teacher(s):
  • P.G. Hulsbosch
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 100
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
Hours of study: 76:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.

Description

In this course you learn how to handle successfully a variety of basic social situations you may encounter in daily life in France or other French-speaking countries, or when meeting French-speaking people. You learn to maintain non-complicated face-to-face conversations, and to perform such tasks as introducing yourself, asking directions, understanding a TV program or writing an e-mail. These basics are acquired by using the textbook and through a wide range of real-life situations, performed either individually or in groups. Grammar, cultural topics, current issues and pronunciation are main concerns, too.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Frame (CEF) and prepare the DELF A1/A2.
This course is the first course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in French, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

  • Visual reception (reading): A2
  • Written production (writing): A1
  • Listening(Audio): A1+
  • Oral productions (speaking): A1

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Participation:
    In-class activity and homework, tests / evaluation
  • Mid-term exam:
    Reading, writing, listening
  • Final exam part I:
    Reading, writing, listening
  • Final exam part II:
    Oral

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Participation 20%
Mid-term Exam 30%
Final Exam Part I 30%
Final Exam Part II 20%

End grade

To successfully complete the course, please take note that the end grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance and exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Version Originale A1 Livre de l’élève. isbn : 9789460301667
  • Version Originale A1 Cahier d’exercices. isbn : 9789460301841
  • Grammaire progressive du français, niveau débutant, 2e édition, Clé internationale, collection. isbn : 978-209-038114-6
  • Grammaire progressive du français niveau débutant, 2e édition Corrigés isbn: 978-2-09-038115-3

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

P.G. Hulsbosch

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.

This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.

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