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This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of French. The unit places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages. Work with authentic material and audio-visual material supports this integrated approach to language learning.

Summary 2021

Unit name Introduction to French 1A
Unit code HEF101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr Anthony Page

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and use very basic expressions to satisfy concrete needs.
  2. Introduce yourself and ask others questions about personal details.
  3. Interact simply as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly.
  4. Recognise and conjugate verbs from the three main conjugation groups.
  5. Distinguish the gender of commonly used nouns.





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Teaching Pattern


Task 1: In-class test x 2 (20%)

Task 2: In-class reading comprehension x 2 (20%)

Task 3: Quiz x 4 (20%)

Task 4: Listening test x 2 (20%)

Task 5: Oral presentation (20%)

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