Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Basic French
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
FR10740, FR19930
little or no knowledge of French required
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 20 x 1 Hour Tutorials
Tutorial 22 x 1 Hour Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   French written exam in semester 2.  40%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 6 written assignments (30%), weekly oral/aural tests and participation (30%).  60%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   1 x 2 hour written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Students should be able to communicate on a basic level in spoken and written French. Students will have acquired a basic knowledge about language in general as well as a basic grasp of French linquistic structures. Students will have been introduced to the cultural context in which those French structures are used.


Intended for absolute beginners with little or no language-learning experience in any language. This module offers students an opportunity to study French at university level, especially as an adjunct to their main studies, and to provide them with the vocational benefits that derive from knowledge of a major European and international language.

On completion of this module students will have acquired a foundation in the language, a grasp of its linguistic structures and familiarity with its common vocabulary and high-frequency verbs (predominantly in the present tense). They should be able to communicate at a basic level in spoken and written French and handle the more typical situations of everyday life.


This module is at CQFW Level 4