French on Specific Purposes, B1
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Course title in Estonian
Erialane prantsuse keel, B1
Course title in English
French on Specific Purposes, B1
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2024/2025 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Create opportunities to develop skills that prepare the student to acquire B1 level in French, as described in the Common European Framework for Languages with specific attention to subject-field language. The student enrolled to the course should be able to use monolingual dictionaries, ask for precisions when some aspect of the conversation was misunderstood and be ready to express personal opinion on a subject. The capacity to capture the chronological development in a story is necessary to follow the course.
Brief description of the course
Grammar: conditional and subjunctive modes are compared to indicative. The construction of hypotheses is studied in depth as well as indirect speech.
Listening: short subject-specific podcasts (interviews, biographies) are used to advance skills in listening comprehension.
Reading skills are acquired through analysis of texts related to literature, history and culture.
Writing: Participants compose short abstracts, comments on subject-specific topics. Skills to compose coordinated sentences are developed.
Interaction: argumentation skills are developed in order to support the participants’ capacity to express his or her thoughts in short structured propositions.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to differentiate between text functions, underline relevant information in articles or literary texts;
- is able to understand short podcast where an opinion is expressed; capacity to bring forward biographical information;
- is able to choose relevant information in what was heard;
- is able to write an abstract, use grammatical forms to create texts connected to expressing ideas or opinions on subject-specific short genres;
- is able to describe one's projects or past events using subject-specific vocabulary and relevant descriptive examples;
- is able to express counterarguments, if the subject is familiar and related to the subject field.
Aleksandra Ljalikova