Introduction to Basic French
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Prantsuse keele alused
Course title in English
Introduction to Basic French
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Kateryn Rannu (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To develop prerequisites for the acquisition of oral and written language skills in French at A1 level (Breakthrough) according to ELP (the European Language Portfolio).
Brief description of the course
Phonetics: in-depth overview of French phonetics.
Grammar: regular nouns and adjectives, their singular, plural and gender attributes, definite and indefinite article, infinitive forms of verbs, present tenses and imperative mood, personal pronouns and possessive adjectives.
Speaking skills: self-introduction, ability to understand simple everyday communication, ability to answer questions on the following topics: age, home, etc.; expansion of vocabulary on such topics as family, colours, parts of body, food, studies, transportation.
Writing skills: compiling short descriptive and informative texts, followed by analysis of mistakes.
Reading and listening comprehension: ability to understand short informative texts and comprehend listening texts on familiar topics.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to exploit the acquired forms in oral and written texts;
- is able to recognise and form grammar structures, understand slow everyday speech, read simple descriptive and informative texts;
- is able to pronounce correctly short simple texts.

Merilyn Meristo