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Second Foreign Language (French)

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
2 year, 2-4 module


Course Syllabus


The course is aimed at acquirement basic knowledge and competences of modern French language, including phonetics, graphics, normative grammar and vocabulary in the amount provided by the course. The course consists of tutorials. Tutorials or practice run provide students with basic knowledge of phonetics, intonation, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of modern French and focus on practical activities and exercises as well as project work. The tutorials also involve feedback on students’ written work, aimed at developing basic linguistic knowledge and practical skills of French, presenting the project results and home-reading in the written and oral forms.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field.
  • Able to conduct professional activities internationally
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • to know vocabulary on the topic
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Bonjour! ABC, cardinal numbers 0-20
  • Greetings. Pleased to meet you (personal pronouns, verbs Être et s'appeler in Présent de l`Indicatif.
  • Formulas of politeness. Definite articles. Verbs aller, avoir.
  • Indefinite Articles
  • Question to the subject
  • Demonstrative adjectives
  • Nationalities. Gender (nouns, adjectives). Plural of nouns.
  • Construction C`est, Il y a.
  • Conjugation of the verbs (1 group) in Present
  • Test 1
  • The negative forms ne … pas, ne … plus, ne … jamais
  • Plural of adjectives. In a shop (Word order in questions)
  • My family. Ma famille. Possessive adjectives mon, ma, mes, ton, ta, tes, son, sa, ses
  • Conjugation of the verbs connaître, comprendre, venir, faire
  • My flat. L'adjectif interrogatif quel(le). (accord des adjectifs le no
  • Description of a room (Prepositions of place).
  • Description of a room (adjective in the predicate function, colors)
  • My house. My apartment. Types of housing (apartment, house or hostel etc.)
  • What floor do you live on?(articles, adverbs of place)
  • Test 2
  • Questions (interrogation inversion, word order)
  • The negative forms ne … plus, ne … jamais
  • Pronouns. Les pronoms toniques moi, toi, lui, elle, vous
  • In a restaurant (cardinal numbers 21-100)
  • In a restaurant (how to order and to pay)
  • Conjugation of the verbs pouvoir, vouloir, devoir
  • Les adjectifs possessifs au pluriel
  • Shopping Faire des achats. Les vêtements
  • Adjective interrogative quel(le)
  • Questions comment, combien?
  • Test 3
  • My day. Ma journée. Reflexive verbs.
  • Times of day. L`heure.
  • What do I do during the day?
  • What time is it now?
  • Prepositions of time: depuis, pendant, il y a
  • Weather and seasons.
  • Weather and seasons (impersonal verbs il fait froid/chaud, il pleut …)
  • Verbs of 3 group savoir, voir,
  • Test 4
  • Adverb Y.
  • Studies and free time. Loisirs.
  • Verbs ending in –ir (2 group)
  • Indicate direction
  • Prepositions of place (à côté de, à droite, à gauche, tout droit etc.)
  • Transport. Les moyens de transport
  • Verbs ending in -endre, -ondre
  • L'interrogation quand, quelle
  • Partir, sortir in present
  • Le futur proche
  • Le passé récent
  • How I learn a foreign language? (what I learned)
  • How I learn a foreign language? (skills and abilities)
  • Test 5
  • Repeat of the material
  • Final test
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Assignments for seminars
  • non-blocking Final Test (Exam)
  • non-blocking Modul Test
  • non-blocking Oral answer (exam, monologue, dialogue)
  • non-blocking Written Assignments (Essay, Test/Quiz, etc.)
  • non-blocking Reading for seminars / tutorials (lecture materials, mandatory and optional resources)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    О(final) = 0.2*О(module2) + 0.2*О(module3) +0.2*О(module4) + 0.4*О(exam)


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Бартенева И. Ю., Желткова О. В., Левина М. С. - ФРАНЦУЗСКИЙ ЯЗЫК (A1–A2). Учебное пособие для вузов - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2019 - 332с. - ISBN: 978-5-534-11913-8 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/francuzskiy-yazyk-a1-a2-446391

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Багана Жером, Лангнер А.Н. - Le Francais des Affaires. Деловой французский язык - Издательство "ФЛИНТА" - 2016 - 264с. - ISBN: 978-5-9765-1101-9 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/85850