Course details

French for Beginners 2

XPC-FR2 FEKT XPC-FR2 Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 3 credits

Current academic year

The seminars will put a great emphasis on communicative competence (pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing), and further development of the basic knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. Units 5-8 of the textbook Inspire 1 will be covered during the semester.



Language of instruction




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 2 course is to strengthen and further develop language skills on A1 level of CEFR in order to foster communicative competence in everyday situations, such as work, travel, and study. This course directly follows French for Beginners 1 and covers further core grammatical structures and lexis to complete A1 level.


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

It is strongly recommended to either have passed French for Beginners 1 (XPC-FR2) or have corresponding language competence.


Syllabus of seminars

1. Introduction, revision, Unité 5: Leçon 16 – Les activités quotidiennes

2. Verbs: Conjugation of verbs of the second class (-IR) in present tense + verb phrases

3. Verbs: Conjugation of verbs of the third class (-RE) in present tense + verb phrases

4. Unité 5: Leçon 17 – Les commerces, Le futur proche

5. Unité 5: Leçons 18-19

6. Unité 6: Leçons 20-21

7. Unité 6: Leçons 22-23 – Le passé composé

8. Unité 7: Leçon 24

9. Unité 7: Leçon 25

10. Unité 7: Leçons 26-27

11. Unité 8: Leçons 28-29

12. Unité 8: Leçons 30-31

13. Credit test




Progress assessment

In order to successfully complete the course students have to pass a written exam covering the grammar and vocabulary studied during the semester (based on Inspire 1 - Unités 5-8). 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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