French Language and Culture I

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits



150.0 €

General Objectives of the Course
Students are expected to achieve French basic proficiency. At the end of the course, students should possess enough skills to hold a conversation, either over the phone or in a store, being able to express wishes, giving and asking information or organizing events. They should also be able to write short letters or informal notes and correctly use verbal tenses proposed for this level.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
- Listening and speaking based on current documents from the francophone world.
- Writing: master specialized vocabulary well as basic and complex speech structures
Understanding daily use phrases concerning personal interests.
Understanding short and clear messages.
Understanding the specific information in common use texts, such as advertisements, menus and timetables.
Communicate over daily activities which require a simple and straightforward dialogue.
Using expressions and recurring phrases to talk about everyday life.
Knowing how to write letters. Fill in forms with personal data such as name, address, nationality.
Mode of Study
Face to face
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Continuous assessment. Will include work carried out in class, active participation, writing on specific themes and partial exams. Continuous assessment:
-Active participation in classes;
-Small assessment tests.
Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014