LANG10170 French General Purposes 1 (CEFR A1.1)

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of French and offers an introduction to French language and culture. The aim is to enable students to develop competence in a range of everyday tasks in French. The module will focus on oral communication and on acquiring essential listening and speaking abilities. Students will also develop and practise basic reading and writing techniques. The stimulus material (oral, aural and written) will provide an introduction to French grammar and syntax and will contribute to giving the students an insight into aspects of French life and culture. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to
• introduce and describe themselves in French (spoken production)
• ask and answer questions on familiar topics (spoken interaction)
• understand basic messages and announcements (listening)
• read and understand simple informational texts (reading)
• write simple notes, messages and personal letters (writing)
• demonstrate awareness of aspects of French life and culture

Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A1.1 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group learning with interactive, task-based activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

No prior knowledge in the target language

Learning Exclusions:

Students with Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, or any prior knowledge in this language are not eligible for this module

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FR10010 - French language I a, FR10020 - French Language I b, FR10060 - French Grammar & Comprehension, FR10070 - French Grammar & Expression, FR20020 - French Language II a, FR20040 - French Language II b, FR30010 - Traduction et dictée, FR30130 - Expression écrite et orale, FR30310 - French Language 3a, FR30320 - French Language 3b


Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No


Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No


Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.

Name Role
Ms Alice Galea Tutor
Ms Severine Guz Tutor
Ms Valerie O'Reilly Tutor
Ms Clémence Saintemarie Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 18:00 - 19:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 17:00 - 18:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Mon 18:00 - 19:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Tues 11:00 - 12:50