French A2.1


To perform at level A2 (partly) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (basic user).
The students should be partly able to:
1. understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g.: basicpersonal and family information, shopping, local geography, workplace).
2. communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar androutine matters.
3. describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of most immediate needs.
4. start to consolidate linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic competences necessary to achieve different communicative tasks (level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference).
5. acquire knowledge about Francophone cultures for an awareness of interculturality.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Jean-Pierre Antoine Leger


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language



Prerequisites: French A1.


  • Biras, P. et alii (2018). Défi 2, niveau A2. Paris: EMDL (unidades 1 a 4).
  • Caquineau-Gündüz, M.-P. (2005). Les exercices de grammaire, niveau A2. Paris: Hachette.
  • Miquel, C. (2018). Communication progressive du français, niveau intermédiaire (A2/B1). Paris: Clé International

Teaching method

Communicative method (with action-oriented approach) seeking to stimulate interaction and engender increasingly autonomous learning.
Intercultural approach which raises the student’s awareness of cultural diversity carrying out tasks which draw on communicative competences.
Frequent use of the ICT.
In class teaching.

Evaluation method

Continuous assessment - 2 written tests (60%) + 1 oral presentation (20%)(80%), Active participation during classes (10%) + homework (10%)(20%)

Subject matter

The course resolves around various topics (shopping, health, alimentation, sport) and presents:
1. Listening and reading activities from (semi)authentic documents (short newspaper articles, short TV reports, audio and video recordings, etc.).
2. Oral interaction activities : simulation of authentic oral communication situations.
3. Speaking and writing activities, especially descriptive, narrative and dialogical texts.
4. Various activities for the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary necessary to achieve different communicative tasks(personal, COD, COI, relative and demonstrative pronouns, verb tenses passé composé, futur proche e impératif, description and comparison).