French Language and Culture: A1 (Beginning)
Université Catholique de Lille
Area of Study
French, French Culture
True Beginning, Beginning
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe main objective of the course is to provide students with educational materials and resources (depending on the level) necessary for them to express themselves through a short series of expressions or easy sentences (daily life, asking questions, discussion on familiar topics, speaking in public, efficiently and fluently); to understand and use common expressions (understand what people say at different speed and with different accents, use traditional politeness and welcome expressions); categorize information taken in a written document to be able to use it; express their opinion and answer precise questions; better understand French culture.Educational methods: the 5 linguistic skills are covered: listening, speaking, reading, writing and oral interaction. The educational method focuses on practice: grammatical exercises with multiple examples and oral practice; dictation; listening to oral materials with increasingly difficult characteristics; discussions, presentations and debates; role play; writing short essays and summaries.**Course is taught in French, however, some grammatical aspects may be explained in English**
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