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French for Absolute Beginners

Level 3, 10 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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You are an absolute beginner in French and you would like to learn a few survival sentences and be able to get along in everyday situations. The course is based on a communicative approach and the following topics will be covered: greetings and farewells, talking about yourself and your family, talking about work and studies, shopping, food and drink.

Who is this course for?

For absolute beginners or students with very little French.

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation therefore you will be encouraged to actively participate in class.

Coursework and Assessment

This course has no formal assessment. Both your attendance and your participation in class will count towards the credits. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

For personal study, you would find adequate material in: The French Experience 1, New Edition, BBC 2003 and Breakthrough French 1, S. Rybak, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003 French related websites can be found

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.