French B2.2
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Prantsuse keel B2.2
Course title in English
French B2.2
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 B2.2 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 B2.1 (described under the section “overall skills”) 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 skills to see problems from another perspective. Special attention is brought on the vocabulary and choise of a proper register. 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 journal articles, reports and prose on a wide range of subjects with a large degree of independence, has an active reading vocabulary in his field of interest and can grasp the arguments of written texts.
- is able to follow the essentials of extended speech and lectures which are linguistically rather complex.
- is able to develop his point of view and ask for feedback from others, considering the effect of his or her argumentation. Can use paraphrase to cover gaps in vocabulary.
- can give clear, systematically developed descriptions and presentations, with appropriate highlighting of significant points, and relevant supporting detail. Can correct slips or errors when he or she becomes concious of them or if they seam to have lead to misunderstandings.
- can write clear, detailed descriptions of real and imaginary events and experiences, marking the relationship between ideas in clear connected text, and following established conventions of the genre concerned.
Merilyn Meristo, Kateryn Rannu
The course is a prerequisite