Course details

French for Beginners 1

XPC-FR1 FEKT XPC-FR1 Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

The seminars will put a great emphasis on communicative competence (pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing), and acquiring the basic knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. Units 1-4 of the textbook Inspire 1 will be covered during the semester.



Language of instruction



Classified Credit

Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

By the end of the course, students will be equipped with basic knowledge of French grammar and lexis and thus able to understand and take part in simple conversations as well as understand and write short and simple texts on familiar topics immediately related to their personal and/or professional environment and/or interests.


Learning objectives

The aim of the French for Beginners 1 course is to provide an introduction to the French language to students with no previous knowledge of French. The course will cover basic grammatical structures and lexis on A1 level of CEFR in order to foster communicative competence in everyday situations, such as work, travel, and study.


Syllabus of seminars

1. Introduction, Unité 1: Leçons 1-2

2. Unité 1: Leçon 3 + Unité 2: Lesson 4

3. Unité 2: Leçons 5-6

4. Unité 3: Leçons 8-9

5. Unité 3: Leçons 10-11

6. Verbs: Conjugation of verbs of the 1st class (-ER) in the present tense + verb phrases

7. Practical French: Au café/Au restaurant

8. Unité 4: Leçon 12

9. Unité 4: Leçon 13

10. Unité 4: Leçon 14

11. Unité 4: Leçon 15 – Projet pratique (Itinéraire dans une ville)

12. Revision

13. Credit test


Progress assessment

In order to successfully complete the course students have to pass a written test covering the grammar and vocabulary studied during the semester (based on Inspire 1 - Unités 1-4). The passing grade is 50 %. Only students complying with the attendance rules will be allowed to take the test.


Teaching methods and criteria

The work in seminars relies on a task-based, skills-orientated and communicative approach combining a wide range of activities (speaking, role-play, grammar drills, work with audio-visual materials) and on students' independent home preparation.


Controlled instruction

Active participation in seminars is required. Students cannot miss more than 3 seminars.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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