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
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
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 B1.2 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.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to read articles and reports about contemporary problems, trace particular viewpoints and understand texts of personal interest;
- is able to understand extended speech and lectures, if the topic is reasonably familiar;
- is able to develop his point of view and participate in discussion;
- is able to present a sustained monologue about a subject of personal interest and support his or her ideas with relevant examples;
- is able 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.
Ülo Siirak