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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course builds on the work done in FR1023, providing students with an adequate command of French language to allow them the possibility of continuing their studies into level 2 and Honours. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
Diagnostic Test

This course has a diagnostic test which you must take before selecting this course. More information about the Diagnostic Tests

  • Dr Shona Potts

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • FR1023 French Language 1a: Beginners/Near Beginners (St Gr/Gcse Or Below) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FR1518 Level 1 French Language 1 B (Studied)
  • FR1520 Level 1 French Language 3 B (Studied)
  • FR1524 French Language 2b/3b: Intermediate/Proficient (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Building on work done in FR1023 the course will develop greater receptive and productive language skills, enabling students to understand authentic spoken and written French, and to express themselves in speech and writing with a reasonable degree of facility and accuracy. In addition to the four weekly classes, students will complete a structured programme of self learning in the Language Centre (1 hour per week).

Further Information & Notes

This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR1524.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); 1 oral examination (20%); and in-course assessment: 4 linguistic exercises (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and 1 oral examination (20%).

Formative Assessment

Weekly formative assessments of different aspects of written French language; 1 formative assessment of oral French language.


Written and/or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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