French Language and Culture 2


This course offers students the opportunity to continue with a foreign language at level A1.2 and A2.1. The course will hone understanding of the cultural and contextual environment of the target language. It will further prepare students who wish to avail of international placement opportunities or of the Erasmus year abroad.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Listening reception: Can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) and can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements. 

  2. Reading reception: Can read very short, simple texts. Can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and can understand short simple personal letters. 

  3. Written and online interaction & production: Can engage in basic social interaction, expressing feelings, actions, needs and responding to comments with thanks, apology, or answers to questions. Can complete simple transactions (e.g., ordering goods), can follow simple instructions and collaborate in a shared task. Can write a series of simple phrases or sentences linked with 'and', 'but', 'because', etc.

  4. Spoken interaction & production: Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities (e.g., family, other people, living conditions, educational background, present/recent job). Can handle very short social exchanges, even though may not be able to keep the conversation going. 

  5. Mediation: Can convey the main point(s) involved in short, simple texts on everyday subjects of immediate interest (e.g., personal wants and needs), provided these are expressed clearly in simple language. Can collaborate in simple, practical tasks, asking what others think, making suggestions and understanding responses. Can indicate understanding, agreement and can recognise disagreement.

  6. Cultural aspects will be included in listening reception, reading reception, spoken interaction & production, written and online interaction & production, and mediation.

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