French B2/C1 - France currently
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
Module version of WS 2012/3
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Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
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|SS 2013||WS 2012/3|
SZ0511 is a module
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
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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. In order to consolidate speaking and writing skills, certain French grammatical structures will be reviewed and extended. This module offers a cross-section of contemporary French culture, in which social tendencies, as reflected in newspaper articles, and radio and television programs, will be discussed. Topics suggested by students for examination are welcome. Students must independently prepare and deliver a short presentation on a cultural, social or scientific topic connected with France and then answer questions afterward.
The module is aimed at level B2-C1 of the CEFR, depending on the level of the student's knowledge. 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 report on texts in detail and coherently, summarize information, describe their impressions, and defend their positions. They can describe the content of texts, discussions, or television programs and offer their opinions. They are capable of spontaneously and fluently expressing themselves, without obviously having to search for words. Students can communicate clearly and in a structured fashion, both orally and in writing, on many topics in their areas of interest or specialization.
Sound knowledge of Level B.1; placement test result B.2.
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.
Multimedia teaching and learning materials as well as online resources.
La Revue de la Presse
Description of exams and course work
Written examination (90 minutes, no learning aids); active class participation; required homework; presentation.