Université Catholique de Lille
Area of Study
To take this course, students should have an intermediate level in French (A2- to B1+). An initial 1h30
placement test evaluates students' linguistic skills including grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing
and listening. A 10-minute interview with a member of the ICL-Clarife (center of languages of
the host university) assesses speaking ability. Following the placement test, the numbers of
level groups are determined depending on total number of students, and are based on the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages (more information on www.coe.int).
If the placement test assesses that the student does not have the required level in French, they will be
oriented towards another ESP course.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
-Daily life vocabulary and most frequent slang words
-Discussing about different topics
-Expressing your opinion, judgment, agreement or disagreement
-Cultural and society facts about France using authentic documents
At the end of the course, the students should be capable of:
-being more confident when speaking in various situations
-becoming more spontaneous, more precise and effective
-adapting to different situations as well as to the interlocutor
Audio, survey, written document and video
All course materials will be supplied in class. References may be made to the following resources:
-80 fiches pour la production orale en classe de FLE, Editions Didier
-Expression orale niveau 3, Editions CLE International
-Teaching aid (TV5 Monde, les Zexperts)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations