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Course module: 890311-B-6
French Intermediate Course
Course info
Course module890311-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English, French
Offered byTilburg University; Language Center; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages;
Is part of-
L.A. Foullier
Other course modules lecturer
mr.drs. Y.H.M. Luttikhuis-Le Breton
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 07/08/2019 11:00 up to and including 21/08/2019 12:00
By the end of this course, participants should be able to (at B1-level of the Common European Framework):
  • have long and nuanced conversations and discussions in French, during which you explicitly express and make a case for your opinion;
  • understand French, even when an unfamiliar theme is discussed;
  • write a simple text or letter in accurate French (grammar, vocabulary and style);
  • give an oral presentation in French.
  • have a better understanding of the differences and similarities between students' own culture and the cultures of the French speaking countries in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
After finishing this course, participants can take the internationally recognized diploma DELF B1 and are qualified for the course 'French: Upper-Intermediate Course'.

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. Please send an email to the lecturer in order to make an appointment (
  • The course will be concluded with an oral presentation, an oral exam and a portfolio.
  • Language of instruction is French.
  • The proficiency target level is B1. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
  • There is an 80% attendance requirement for this course.
  • 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 Center reserves the right to cancel the course should enrollment numbers prove to be insufficient.

Required Prerequisites
French for Beginners - PLUS, CEFR A2 or minimum of 3 years of French on VWO level. Please contact your instructor (e-mail: when you are not sure what your level is.
The primary objective of this course is to improve oral and writing skills. Reading, listening and writing assignments will be discussed as well as several speaking assignments (monologues, dialogues, discussions and presentations). Grammar and vocabulary will be practiced to achieve accuracy. The students create a portfolio out of the assignments given during the lessons.
Course available for exchange students
Available for all levels
Contact person
J.P.G.M. Smits
Timetable information
French Intermediate Course
Required materials
ISBN:97 894 603 007 90
Title:Nouveau Rond Point 2, niveau B1, Cahier d'activités
Language method - livre de l'élève
ISBN:97 894 603 007 83
Title:Nouveau Rond Point 2, niveau B1, livre de l'élève
Title:Dictionary French - mother tongue, mother tongue - French
Recommended materials
Books can be ordered on Grammar
Title:La grammaire du français en 40 leçons et 201 activités, niveau B1
Publisher:Maison des langues

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