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Second Foreign Language (French)

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


Datsuk, Vasilisa

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

  • 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.
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted
  • Able to conduct professional activities internationally in French
  • Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field in French
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • to know vocabulary on the topic
  • to be able to conduct a monologue on the topic
  • to be able to make simple dialogs on a given topic
  • to be able to support a conversation on a specified topic
  • to be able to write simple essays on a specified topic
  • to have the necessary communication skills at the A1.1 level
  • to own the necessary grammar
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
  • In a restaurant (how to order and to pay)
  • In a restaurant (cardinal numbers 21-100)
  • Pronouns. Les pronoms toniques moi, toi, lui, elle, vous
  • 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? (skills and abilities)
  • How I learn a foreign language? (what I learned)
  • Test 5
  • Repeat of the material
  • Final test
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Assignments for seminars
    Activity of participation, contribution to work at classes, answering questions, performing individual and group practical assignments.
  • non-blocking Final Test (Exam)
    Экзамен проводится в дистанционном формате в устной форме (опрос по материалам курса). Экзамен проводится на платформе ZOOM (http://zoom.us/). К экзамену необходимо подключиться согласно составленному расписанию ответов. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: наличие рабочей камеры и микрофона, поддержка ZOOM. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: явиться на экзамен согласно точному расписанию, при ответе включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: выключать камеру, пользоваться конспектами. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение связи менее 2 минут. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение связи от 5 минут и более. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи подразумевает использование усложненных заданий.
  • non-blocking Modul Test
    Written test including vocabulary and grammar assignments within the passed topic
  • non-blocking Oral answer (exam, monologue, dialogue)
    The oral part of the exam is on tickets (a survey on the course materials).
  • non-blocking Written Assignments (Essay, Test/Quiz, etc.)
    Written assignments (letters, small essays) performed by students independently in extracurricular time for assessment.
  • non-blocking Reading for seminars / tutorials (lecture materials, mandatory and optional resources)
    Reading texts. Check in class
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.15 * Assignments for seminars + 0.2 * Final Test (Exam) + 0.15 * Modul Test + 0.2 * Oral answer (exam, monologue, dialogue) + 0.15 * Reading for seminars / tutorials (lecture materials, mandatory and optional resources) + 0.15 * Written Assignments (Essay, Test/Quiz, etc.)


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