ULFR10022 - Introduction to French

  • Credits: 10
  • Level: 1
  • Pre-requisite: This unit is suitable for those who have never studied French before.
  • Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure
  • Taught during: Semester two. 
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course

Description

This unit will be running in semester 2 of 2020/21, and more information about its content will be available shortly.  If you are interested in enrolling for this unit, please contact: andres.lozoya@manchester.ac.uk to register your interest and we will email you when it is open for enrolment.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. handle some of the basic grammatical structures of French;

  2. communicate orally and in written form in a limited number of social occasions.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

Pair and team work, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

Language of teaching

English and the target language.

Assessment

To be announced.

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.

Convenor

Annie Morton

Taught by

see timetables.

Maximum entry

22 per group.

Set texts

  • Talk French (Book and CD)
  • I. Fournier (BBC Active: 2014), ISBN: 978-1406679007

Recommended texts

Talk French Grammar, S. Purcell (BBC Active: 2014), ISBN: 978-1406679113.

Pathway

ULFR20110 Pre-intermediate if supplemented by a summer course leading to A1.2 in the Common European Framework.

Employability

Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.