French B2.1 - Course for the perfection and preparation for DELF B2

Module SZ0508

This Module is offered by 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.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0508 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

In this module, knowledge of French as a foreign language will be further developed, enabling students to communicate with a native speaker actively and with a certain degree of fluency on topics of general interest or in familiar specialist areas and to argue a point understandably. Particular attention will be devoted to the development of reading strategies for general and specialist texts, to expanding the vocabulary and to developing listening strategies. In order to consolidate speaking and writing skills, certain French grammatical structures (e.g. the passive, indirect speech, indicative/subjunctive, personal pronouns, more complex sentence structures) will be reviewed and extended. Students have the opportunity to independently prepare and deliver a short presentation on a topic connected with a French-speaking region and then to answer questions afterward. This module serves as training for the skills/proficiencies necessary to reach the level to pass the DELF examination B2 (given twice a year) at the French Culture Institute in Munich.

Learning Outcome

This module is aimed at level "B2 Independent Language Use" of the CEFR. After completion of this module, students can independently understand the essential content of articles and reports as well as texts from their areas of specialization and interest. They can follow longer speeches and lectures, as long as they are clearly presented. Students are capable of writing on current topics and using complex sentence structures to a certain degree; and they can clearly communicate in speaking on many topics from their areas of interest or specialization.

Preconditions

Sound knowledge of Level B.1; placement test result B.2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

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 moderated discussions and make presentations.

Media

Textbook, audio CD, online materials.

Literature

Elodie Heu, Jean-Jacques Malibat, Edito, Méthode de français, Didier, 2006

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written examination (90 minutes, no learning aids); active class participation; required homework; paper and/or presentation.

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