Module Overview

French Ab Initio 1b

This module is designed for students who have taken one semester of the language and aims to further introduce the four language skills and give learners a background knowledge of France and the French-speaking countries.

Module Code

BSST H1039

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The development of Listening and Speaking skills

Extending range of simple expressions about personal details and needs of a concrete type. Asking for and responding to simple instructions and requests.

The development of Reading and Writing skills

Producing simple texts, such as a short postcard or email about familiar topics. Reading simple texts on topics of a familiar nature.

Indicative Topics (subject to change depending on course books)

Hobbies and leisure activities; Giving / taking simple instructions and directions;Shopping & eating out;Understanding hotel literature;Booking accommodation;Making travel arrangements;Basic phone skills.

Grammar and structures

Expressions of time and place; prepositions; expressions of quantity including du, de la, des; Questions forms qui, que, quand, où, combine, pourquoi; 12 most frequently used French verbs in the present tense and passé compose; future proche.

Life in contemporary French-speaking countries

Interactive hour with a focus on the target culture: Learning about contemporary culture and society through film

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)50
Formal Examination50