French B2.1
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Prantsuse keel B2.1
Course title in English
French B2.1
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Merilyn Meristo (prantsuse keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create opportunities to develop skills in French as a foreign language and aquire B2.1 level proficiency in the core skills of communicative competency: understanding oral and written texts (listening and reading), speaking (spokend interaction and production) and writing. To enroll to the course, the student must have a level B1 according to the European Framework for Languages ( )
Brief description of the course
The study activities develop communicative competency through empahsis on the understanding of written and oral texts and spoken and written production.
The main themes of the course are interpersonal relationships, contemporary problems (such as unemployiment or gender equity, environmental issues). The students will study individually a problem of their interest and speak about it to others. Therefore the study material consists mainly of authentic texts (published in journals or other media ressources). Important empahasis is on the development of argumentative skills and the development of the capacity to see problems from another perspective. Special attention is brought on the vocabulary. Grammar is studied in context. Written production consists of writing essays or reports which are both descriptive as well as analytical and present the student’s point of view.
Independent work
Individual reading (20 pages per semester, depending on the format of the book or magazine, the number of pages can vary).
- One presentation on a subject of interest.
- Different written production assignments, the student presents his or her point of view on topics discussed in class.
Learning outcomes in the course
Reading. Capacity to read articles and reports about contemporary problems, trace particular viewpoints and understand texts of personal interest.
Listening. Capacity to understand extended speech and lectures, if the topic is reasonably familiar.
Spoken Interaction. Capacity to develop his point of view and participate in discussion.
Spoken production. Capacity to present a sustained monologue about a subject of personal interest and support his or her ideas with relevant examples.
Writing. Capacity to write clear texts on a wide range of subjects. The student can choose and pass on information, give reasons in support or agains of his or her point of view.
Assessment methods
Assessment (participation in reading seminars, tests to verify the acquiered grammatical structures, oral presentation and presentation of written assignments).
Lektor Merilyn Meristo
Study literature
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Replacement literature
Pole võimalik asendada, praktiline kursus.