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French B1.1 - Preperation for DELF B 1

Module SZ0506

This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2012/3

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0506 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This module description is valid to WS 2011/2.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module, knowledge of French as a foreign language will be further developed, enabling students to function/persuade/express themselves in French independently and confidently in familiar situations, e.g. in the classroom, at work, in free time and with the family, on topics of general interest when standard French is spoken. Students expand their cultural knowledge of a great variety of current topics in French life. They increase their vocabulary as well as consolidate and extend the French grammar focused on thus far.
In addition, this module serves as training for the skills/proficiencies necessary to reach the level to pass the DELF examination B1 (given twice a year) at the French Culture Institute in Munich and requires that students are prepared to manage large amounts of homework. The DELF (Diplôme élémentaire de langue française) / DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) certificates are state language diplomas awarded by the French ministry of education. These certificates are standardized and internationally recognized, both in universities and in the world of work. Their validity is unlimited. The DELF B1 examination corresponds to level B1 of the CEFR for languages.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level "B1 Independent Language Use" of the CEFR. Students acquire knowledge of French as a foreign language at the standard language level with a focus on intercultural, cultural and academic aspects. Following completion of this module, students can communicate confidently in familiar situations encountered in class or at work, in free-time activities or while travelling in French-speaking countries. They can understand the essential content of simple, authentic texts on every-day topics and can take part in discussions on familiar topics. Students are capable of describing personal experiences and impressions in writing in longer texts.


Sound knowledge of Level A2; placement test result B1.1

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a seminar in which course objectives will be achieved in an activity-oriented, communicative atmosphere through listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises in individual, partner and group work, promoting collaborative learning. Language skills conveyed in the classroom are reinforced through the use of guided self-learning in the form of prepared (online) materials. Students participate in group discussions on prepared topics using communication patterns learned.


Textbook, CD-ROM, online materials


Robert Menand, Anne-Marie Johnson, Le nouveau taxi 3, Hachette, Paris 2010, ISBN: 978-3-595-55558-2

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written examination (90 minutes, no learning aids); active class participation; required homework.
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