Applied French 1A (Intensive) module (PF11001)

This course is for those with no prior knowledge of French. You will work within the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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You will master the basic structure of the French language. You will learn to recognise some key features of French-speaking cultures. This will allow you to communicate satisfactorily in French in straightforward situations.

This learning will be of use to you both in your personal and professional lives. You will work within the level of A1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Through learning basic vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, you will learn to communicate about yourself and others. You will also be able to ask for information, answer questions, and express your opinion. Examples of topics are family life, education, employment, leisure, food and drink.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • recognise, understand, and apply the basic vocabulary and grammatical structures of French
  • use a concise bilingual English – French dictionary
  • use ICT as appropriate for language learning
  • show general awareness of contemporary French-speaking societies and cultures. You will learn about major differences between customs and conventions and those of the UK
  • listen to, read, speak and write French effectively in a limited range of routine social and transactional contexts
  • use language skills at a level of A1, as described in the Council of Europe Common European Framework (CEFR)

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • master the basic structures of French across the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • recognise some key features of selected French-speaking cultures
  • communicate satisfactorily in the foreign language in specific straightforward situations

Assignments / assessment

  • oral presentation (25%)
  • written coursework 1 (20%)
  • written coursework 2 (20%)
  • oral assessment (25%)
  • grammar (10%)

To pass the module, both written and oral components of the coursework must be passed.

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • face-to-face teaching
    • whole-class work is blended with communicative tasks in small groups and pairs
  • oral skills language classes
  • written skills language classes
  • independent study


This module is available on following courses: