Elementary French 1


Designed for those with little or no previous knowledge of French, this course introduces basic vocabulary and structures through a communicative approach.


On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate basic vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar sufficient to become functional at an elementary level, in written and spoken French;

2. develop a good understanding of French culture;

3. develop a sound intellectual and practical basis on which to build further study of French language, literature and culture.


  • Introduces basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures using authentic linguistic/cultural materials;
  • Small group work concentrates on steadily building confidence and competence in the target language.

Assumed Knowledge

Nil. This course is designed for students with no knowledge of the French language. Students who are already competent or native speakers of this language are encouraged to undertake 2000 or 3000 level courses for a more engaged learning experience.

Assessment Items

Quiz: 3 online quizzes

In Term Test: 3 online tests

In Term Test: 2 either face to face or on line speaking tests

Formal Examination: final exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Optional Face-to-face workshops (for self-directed study and/or support from lecturers) 2 hrs per wk for 12 wks (start in week 2) or online workshops (support from lecturers) 2 hrs per wk for 13 wks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

On-Line from Callaghan


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks