Module Identifier FR11220  
Module Title BASIC FRENCH  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Kader Izri  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite little or no knowledge of French required  
Course delivery Other   48 Hours Contact Hours. 5 hours per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours French written exam in January40%
Semester Assessment 6 written assignments20%
Semester Assessment weekly oral/aural tests and participation40%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will have covered most chapters in ''Voila! A new course in French for adult beginners'', and 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 linguistic structures. Students will have been introduced to the cultural context in which those French structures are used.

Brief description

This module is open to all students - with little or no knowledge of the French language - regardless of their main subjects. Those taking it successfully in their first year in College could follow FR11320 in their second year and other French modules in their third year.


To offer students an opportunity to study French at university level, particularly as an adjunct to their main subjects, and with exchange programmes such as ERASMUS/SOCRATES in mind and an increase in labour mobility in Europe.

To make available to a wider constituency the cultural, personal, academic and vocational benefits of an awareness of a major European and international language.

Reading Lists

Truscott, S; Mitchell, M; Tauzin, B. (1994) Le Francais a Grande Vitesse Hachette FLE ISBN 2.01.020322.4
(2001) Collins-Robert bilingual dictionary Harper Collins ISBN 0-00-470526-2
Recommended: a grammar book


This module is at CQFW Level 4