Course Title: FRENCH I
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
FL 207 E 3 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Eglantina Gishti
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: This course is an introduction to the French language, and proposes activities that enable students to achieve competencies of understanding and written expression, at A1 and A2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference. Comprehension of simple texts and answering questions on them. To know how to introduce yourself, to describe your work, talk about tastes and hobbies and describe the past. How to write a postcard. Responding to simple and practical things. To communicate confidently on a basic level in everyday situations. Developing essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language.
Week Topics
1 Dossier 0: Opening on. Alphabet. French names. Nationalities. Adjectives of nationality. Masculine and feminine of country names. Numbers. Accents. Spelling names. Exercises.
2 Dossier 1: Leçon 1: Greetings, contacts, introduce oneself. GRAMMAR: Verb “to have” in present tense, the negation, definite article, possessive adjectives. PHONETIC: Voice downlink – uplink. Exercises – Student book.
3 Dossier 1: Leçon 2: Request information. Questioning on the identity. Understanding / give coordinates. GRAMMAR: Indefinite article, Interrogative adjective. Months of the year. Numbers 70 to 99. Exercises.
4 Dossier 1: Leçon 3: Give personal information. Talk about passions and dreams. GRAMMAR: Prepositions EN & A with names of countries. –ER verbs in the present. Verbs “to have” & “to be”, to give personal information. The liaison. Carnet de voyage – Civilization.
5 Dossier 2: Leçon 1: Talk of the neighborhood and the city. Ask and give an explication. GRAMMAR: Definite & Indefinite articles. Preposition of place + contracted articles. UN / Une + a name (phonetique). Exercises.
6 Dossier 2: Leçon 2: To inform on the accommodation. Indicate a route. GRAMMAR: Interrogation. Verbs “to take” & “to get down” in the present tense. Intonation of interrogative and affirmative sentence. Exercises. route GRAMMAR : Interrogation, Formule of route PHONETIC : Intonation of the sentence interrogative and affirmative, Exercises
7 Dossier 2: Leçon 3: Write a postcard. Indicate the province, the destination. GRAMMAR: Demonstrative adjectives. Preposition of origin & of destination. Formula of a letter. Ordinal numbers. Accentuation of last syllable. Practice. Exercises. Civilization: Paris insolite
9 Dossier 3: Leçon 1: Talk about the tastes, the activities and profession. Talk about activities and pets. GRAMMAR: Faire & Aller + contracted articles. Masculine/Feminine of professions. Expression of tastes and activities. Identification in speaking of masculine & feminine of professions.
10 Dossier 3: Leçon 2: Talk about itself. Talk about the characteristics of a person. GRAMMAR: Qualifier adjectives in masculine/feminine/plural. “Aimer”, “Adorer”, “Detester” + noun/verb. Tonic pronoun. Exercises.
11 Dossier 3: Leçon 3: Invite/Accept/Refuse. Give someone an appointment. Writing a message/invitation. GRAMMAR: “Pouvoir”, “Vouloir”, “Devoir” in present tense. Pronoun “ON” The imperative. Civilization. Exercises
12 Dossier4: Leçon 1+2: Talking about time & Timetables. Talk about habits. Talking about daily activities and past events. GRAMMAR: Prepositions + time. Present tense of pronominal verbs. Expressions of time.
13 Dossier 4: Leçon 2+3: Present and past tense. Understanding a questionnaire of survey. Talking about projects. GRAMMAR: “Dire” present tense. Near future. “Chez” + tonic pronoun. Civilization: Holidays in France.
Textbook: Alter Ego 1, Livre d’Eleve; Alter Ego 1, Cahier d’ Exercices. C. Hugot, V. Kizirian, B. Sampsonis, M. Waendendries, A Berthet. CD/Audio,
Other References: CD/Audio, on line materials, videos
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
1 Objectives and activities will allow to the student to develop his capacity to interact verbally in simple situations of daily life.
2 Understand sentences, messages and short simple texts.
3 Produce short messages and fill simple forms and documents.
4 Introduce oneself and the other using single words and short phrases.
5 Write and understand short letters and messages.
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
Final Exam
Total Percent: 100%
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 14 14
Other 7 3 21
Total Work Load:
Total Work Load/25(h):
ECTS Credit of the Course: