French 2

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French 2

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    High Beginning

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The student is able to successfully handle oral and written tasks in a wide number of social situations;
    The student can understand the main ideas of relatively complicated texts on both concrete and abstract topics;
    The student can produce text on a range of concrete but also abstract issues giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options;
    Preferably, the student has basic knowledge of culture in French speaking countries and is able to handle some intercultural communication skills;
    The aimed CEFR-level at the end of the course is B1.1/.2 (intermediate).

    This course aims at improving and developing skills and strategies to enable students to handle successfully more complicated oral and written tasks in French (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels B1.1 and B1.2 (Intermediate). Students will learn to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Students will learn to with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Students will learn to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, and can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Students will increase their general vocabulary of verbs, nouns, articles and prepositions while gaining a greater knowledge of complex problems in French grammar and syntax. Students will continue to learn about French culture through short stories, novellas, films and TV programmes. Students will also be required to submit book reports and short essays.

    Seminars, discussion of assigned readings and language exercises; practical training; oral presentations (individual and in small groups); group discussion; self study.

    Class participation (preparation/written assignments) 15%;
    Mid term task assessment (reading/writing/listening/grammar) 25%;
    Oral presentations 15%;
    Portfolio 20%;
    Final task assessment (reading/writing/listening/grammar) 25%

    French 1

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