At the end of the course, students will be capable of (at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference):
After this course you should be ready to obtain the internationally recognized DELF A2 certificate, and to join the course 'French: Intermediate Course (B1 level)'.
- having simple conversations;
- understanding the main points in a conversation;
- writing short notes;
- reading simple texts;
- better understanding the differences and similarities between students' own culture and the cultures of the French speaking countries in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
For being able to choose the French course that best suits you, you are highly requested to have an intake with the lecturer before the course starts. This intake will last 10 minutes and you can send an email to the lecturer in order to make an appointment (YLuttikhuis@uvt.nl).
- During the course students will make several online tests and at the end of the course there will be an oline test and an oral examiniation. Students will also make a portfolio that counts for the final mark.
- Language of instruction is French (and English/Dutch when necessary).
- The proficiency target level is A2. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
- This course has an 80% attendance requirement.
- Learning a language takes time. Apart from attendance and exam preparation, this course has a course load of about 8 hours per week.
- The Language Centre reserves the right to cancel the course should enrolment numbers prove to be insufficient.
- This course is not suitable for students who have not taken a French course or for absolute beginners.
The course is especially suited for beginners who already have a little knowledge of the French language. Beginners with no knowledge at all of the French language need to invest much more time and effort to keep up with the pace of the course.
This beginners' course aims at developing reading and listening skills as well as written and oral communication, supported by grammar and vocabulary. Every lecture also deals with cultural aspects. All exercises are of a practical and realistic nature.