Ab Initio French III + IV

Centre for Modern Languages, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 21669

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1&2

Pre-requisite modules 20349 or equivalent

Module description

This module will consolidate, develop, and extend listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired at Ab Initio French I & II. As grammar rules become more complex, every new structure will be dealt with in depth while some time will be spent revising and consolidating past knowledge.
Structured language will be taught in the context of situations and personalised topics. Authentic materials will be used to improve and to provide stimulus for the development of both productive skills (speaking and writing) and receptive skills (reading and listening). By the end of the module, the majority of participants will have reached A2 (Common European Framework) in all skills.

Teaching and learning methods

Practical language classes involving both whole-group and small group/pair work activities. Students’ active participation is fostered via the use of visual aids, audio/video recordings and the Internet. 3 contact hours a week.