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French III.1



French III.1

First semester

6 credits


100% coursework


FREN2002 or equivalent



Hours per week:

4+1 hrs/week

Contact hours:

60 hours

Total learning hours:

140 hours

In this course students continue to build upon work done in the First and Second Year. The intention is to further expand students’ proficiency in French. Class lectures will make use of interactive approaches so as to elicit creativity, problem-solving skills, and encourage the participants to become independent users of the language. Various literary and non-literary texts from France and other French-speaking countries will be used, with the aim of stimulating critical reading and discussion. Learning activities will also be supported by audio-visual and web-based materials which will help students to better understand French and francophone socio-cultural environments. Discussion groups will be arranged separately to foster oral expression and debating skills.


The aim of this course of this course is to develop the language proficiency so as to bring the students to a stage consistent with the level B1–B2 as defined and established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). In addition, this course shall encourage students: To build on their prior knowledge and experiences To construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences. To be members of a community of learners and collaborate among fellow students. To take ownership and voice in the learning process.

Learning outcomes

1) Apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout this course to further communicate on an extended range of topics and collaborate in French. 2) Analyse and interpret text of various genres to discuss important aspects of the French culture and society and articulate their own viewpoint. 3) Use the insight gained through listening, discussing, reading and writing about the topics covered to analyse and discuss differences and commonalities between French culture and their own. 4) Use the French language at a level of upper-intermediate proficiency consistent with level B1+/B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

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