LANG06051 2016 French Beginners Level 1 Semester 1

General Details

Full Title
French Beginners Level 1 Semester 1
Transcript Title
French Beginners 1.1
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Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Clare Kelly-Coll, Joan Morrison, Maria Diaz-Caneja, Martine Lucas, Sarah OBeirne
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business Embedded Award BB L7 in Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BEMBE_G06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BTOUR_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism SG_BMARK_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing SG_BIMFR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in International Marketing with French SG_BDIGI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing SG_BOFFI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BINTE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages

This module aims to introduce students to the target language covering a range of everyday and work situations relevant to the nature of the course.  It also provides the student with an introduction to the culture and the civilisation of the target language.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


progress towards achieving Level A1 (Basic User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).


understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.


introduce oneself and others; ask and answer questions about personal details e.g. where he/she lives; people he/she knows; things he/she has.


interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is prepared to help.

Teaching and Learning Strategies



Group work

Visiting speakers


Module Assessment Strategies

Role plays

Oral interviews

Written tests

Listening tests

Repeat Assessments

Oral and written assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Listening: can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning self, family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

Reading: can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example: on notices and posters or in catalogues.

Spoken interaction: can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help formulate what the student wishes to express; can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

Spoken production: can independently use simple phrases and sentences to describe where he/she lives and people he/she knows.

Writing:  can fill in forms with personal details, for example: entering name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form; can describe free-time activities in simple terms.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous oral assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Continuous written assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory oral :-:-amp:::: listening skills 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN homework/study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-06-27 Voil  (3rd edition): A French Course for Adult Beginners Hodder Education Publishers
ISBN 1473601185 ISBN-13 9781473601185

Voil  is a beginner French programme for use in the classroom or for self-study.

Start to learn French with this third edition of the Voil  course - perfect for business and general learners.

This practical and fun course gives you the confidence to communicate and understand.

Covering a wealth of subjects you'll learn the French you need for useful everyday life:
-Greetings and introductions
-Travelling around France
-Going to the bank
-Shopping and eating out
-Making arrangements
-Sending email and making phone calls
-Preparing CVs and going for interviews

The full-colour coursebook has a range of key learning features:
-Activities based on genuine work and leisure situations
-Authentic materials such as menus, adverts and brochures
-InfoFrance panels give comprehensive details on all key topics
-Information on French business topics throughout
-Grammar and vocabulary summaries at the end of each lesson
-Review sections to help track your progress

Voil  covers all the skills, structures and topics required for NVQ level 1.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
  • Voilà (3rd edition) by Jacqueline Gonthier and Crispin Geoghegan
  • Access French Units 1-3, B. GROSZ (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Lab exercises from "Exercons-nous" D.ABRY & ML CHALARON
URL Resources


Other Resources
  • dictionary
  • cd to accompany book


Additional Information