Module Identifier FR11220  
Module Title BASIC FRENCH  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Kader Izri  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Thibaut Irissou  
Pre-Requisite little or no knowledge of French required  
Course delivery Lecture   Lecture/Seminars/Tutorials 4 hours per week of language classes  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours French written exam in January40%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 4 written assignments (essay, grammar, vocabulary, translation, etc. in or out of class) (20%); 3 aural assignments (20%) and weekly oral assignments (20%).60%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours 1 x 2 hour written examination100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
The course-book will be The French Experience 1. 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.

Brief description


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.

Reading Lists

Marie-Thérèse Gougard, Danièle Bourdais (2003) BBC The French Experience 1 0563367814
(2001) Collins-Robert bilingual dictionary Harper Collins 0004705262


This module is at CQFW Level 4