Course Description

Course Name

French II

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

High Beginning

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of one semester (or two quarters) at the college level.


Course Description
The approach adopted here, generally speaking, is an action-oriented one, based on the development of the 4 skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) together with thorough and in depth learning of the language. Students will learn the basics of French language based on the study of oral and written documents. These documents will emphasise specific grammar, vocabulary, phonetics…so that students can conceptualise the way language works.

Culture and civilisation will also be part of the course. For instance students will have an overview of French towns and cities, and will get to know when to use 'Tu vs Vous'. The course aims at delivering an all-round practical knowledge of grammar, skills, vocabulary and real-life functional language.

Course Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, students will be the second half way to A1(Breakthrough) level, which is the first level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
At the end of French II students will be able to:

  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions to satisfy needs of a basic type;
  • Interact in a simple way;
  • Analyze and test out new grammar strategies in listening, writing and speaking;
  • Use new conversational routines;
  • Arrange a meeting;
  • Describe where they live;
  • Speak about past and future activities.

*Course content subject to change