Course

French language course

Would you like to get a basic introduction to French or practise French on a professional level? This course, divided into six modules, is for every level of proficiency. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.

From the very first group lesson, an experienced teacher will help you build on your vocabulary and understand how the language works. You’ll use traditional learning methods as well as online learning tools, such as wikis, blogs and social media. The course focuses on speaking and listening skills. Additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher will be a (near-) native speaker, and the group lessons will be conducted in French. Instructions will only be given in Dutch or English if it’s absolutely necessary.

After completing the sixth module, you’ll be able to communicate professionally in French, from speaking and writing to debating, negotiating and giving a presentation.

Modules 1 and 2

Modules 1 and 2 are for people with little to no prior knowledge of French. The focus is on speaking and listening skills, as well as basic grammar. You will build a vocabulary that will give you a solid basis for communicating in common, everyday situations.

Required materials for Module 1

Mobile A1 livre de l'élève (ISBN:9782278076550)

Mobile A1 cahier d'entraînement (ISBN:9782278072729) OR order the app

(Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French (Intertaal)

Required materials for Module 2

Mobile A2 livre de l'élève (ISBN: 9782278076567)

Mobile A2 cahier d'entraînement (ISBN: 9782278072750) OR order the app

(Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French (Intertaal)

Module 1: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

5 February - 28 May 2018, Monday 18.30-20.30

 

Module 2:  The registration form shows the actual available groups.

5 February - 28 May 2018, Monday 16.00-18.00

6 February - 29 May 2018, Tuesday 18.30-20.30

Modules 3 and 4

Modules 3 and 4 are for people with a basic knowledge of French and for people who have completed the previous modules. These modules are designed to extend your vocabulary and reinforce your grammar. The emphasis in Module 3 is on speaking and listening skills in common, everyday situations. Module 4 builds on the material taught in Module 3, working on language skills that are useful for work, study or travel.

Required materials for Module 3

Le nouvel Edito B1 livre (ISBN: 9782278072699)

Le nouvel Edito B1 cahier d'exercices (ISBN: 9782278072804) OR order the app

(Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French (Intertaal)

Required materials for Module 4

Edito niveau B2 (éd. 2015) - Livre + cd + dvd, Collection Edito Broché – 4 février 2015 ISBN 9782278080984

Edito niveau B2 2015 – cahier d’activités + cd Broché – 4 mars 2015 ISBN: 9782278081127

(Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French(Intertaal)

Module 3:  The registration form shows the actual available groups.

5 February - 28 May 2018, Monday 16.00-18.00

 

Module 4:  The registration form shows the actual available groups.

5 February - 28 May 2018, Monday 16.00-18.00

 

 

 

Module 5

Module 5 is for you if you wish to broaden and reinforce your knowledge of French, which at this point, allows you to work in a French-speaking environment. The focus is again on general speaking and listening skills, but also on discussion techniques, such as expressing opinions and providing arguments, on the basis of texts about socioeconomics, culture and politics.

Required materials for Module 5

L’exercisier: Manuel d'expression française (Broche) by Marie-Helene Morsel, C. Descotes-Genon (PUG) L'exercisier : Manuel d'expression française, B1-B2 Broché – 21 janvier 2010, ISBN-13: 978-2706115868 de Christiane Descotes-Genon

(Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French(Intertaal)

 Module 5: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

5 February - 28 May 2018, Monday 18.30-20.30

Module 6

Module 6 further improves speaking and listening skills, with special attention to professional purposes.

A lot of emphasis is put on themes and vocabulary that relate to study or work. You will also work on skills that are useful for your career, such as presenting, discussing, negotiating and participating in meetings. 

Required materials for Module 6

L’exercisier: Manuel d'expression française  (Broche) by Marie-Helene Morsel, C. Descotes-Genon (PUG) L'exercisier : Manuel d'expression française, B1-B2 Broché – 21 janvier 2010, ISBN-13: 978-2706115868 de Christiane Descotes-Genon

(Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French(Intertaal)

 Module 6: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

5 February - 28 May 2018, Monday 18.30-20.30

Requirements and Registration

UM students, staff and external participants are welcome to join the course.

If you have no prior knowledge of French, you can simply register for Module 1 by using our registration form.

If you would like to take any of the other modules, you must first successfully complete the previous module, or demonstrate a comparable level of French. In this case, do the online test via umlib.nl/intake-f to determine which module is most suitable for you.

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) provides a set of descriptors that can help you gauge your level of proficiency in any given language. To determine your current or target level, please download the PDF Levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (0.48MB).

Costs per module

  • UM students € 295
  • UM staff and alumni € 360
  • All other participants € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After completing a module, you will receive a certificate and three ECTS credits. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. 

French module

CEFR level 

1

A1

2

A2

3

B1

4

B2

5

B2+

6

C1