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Credit Units: 2
Lecturer: Mrs Dairo C. O. (B.A/M.A/PGDE), E-Mail ID: comfortdairo40@gmail.com, College of Arts, Law, Administration and Management Sciences, Department of Linguistics and Language (French).

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:
Any student pursuing First year undergraduate programme at Legacy University in The Gambia is eligible to take the course as an elective paper. GST 023/123 – Basic Communication in French II is a second semester course in the first year French as general study offered by Legacy University in The Gambia. GST 023/ 123 is the continuation of GST 023/123 – Basic Communication in French I course. GST 023/ 123 class meets once or twice a week one hour or two hours at a time. The focus of this class will be on real-life language use, the integration of French and Francophone culture and language, and the acquisition of the four skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. During class time, students should expect to engage in individual, group and pair work, and to actively participate in class. Attendance, participation, and individual preparation outside of class are essential for success. Students must have at least 70% attendance in class to be allowed to sit for the examination(s). Teaching methods and syllabus are based on the introduction of students to principles of autonomous and self-directed learning and LSP methodologies. This module will contain LSP in various media and forms of presentation (oral: lectures; audio-visual: TV, video; ICT: Internet, CD-ROMs). Independent work (group and 

Course Objectives: 

This course introduces students to General French. It aims, firstly, at developing 

  • an ability to understand and communicate (read, write, speak and understand ) in elementary French in basic situations; Secondly, it aims at laying the foundation and developing 
  • personal learning skills and strategies in foreign language learning; 
  • use of different media for course related tasks (dictionaries, internet) 

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the course, students would be expected to: demonstrate their ability to use basic French structure and vocabulary, in particular: 

  • understand and produce simple texts in French (postcards, basic compositions on self and environment); 
  • communicate in basic situations of communication; 
  • understand and answer simple questions; 
  • understand and respond to simple instructions; 

Learning Outcomes 

At the end of the course, students will be expected to: demonstrate their ability to use basic French structure and vocabulary, in particular 

  • understand and produce simple texts in French (postcards, basic compositions on self and environment); 
  • communicate in basic situations of communication; 
  • understand and answer simple questions; 
  • understand and respond to simple instructions; 

Course Content: 

To achieve the stated objectives above, this course shall be delivered as followings: 

Units 4, 5, 6 of Méthode de Français Panorama 1, will be the syllabus for Semester 2 Or Units 5, 6, 7, 8 of Version Originale 1 

Module 1- Oral Skills- Listening and spoken interaction + production Listening comprehension of based on the units Making contact, Greetings, Expressing likes and dislikes, Describing people, Talking about the family, Asking and giving personal information, Talking about leisure activities and jobs 

Module 2- Reading Skills Consulting a dictionary, Applying reading strategies, reading for understanding 

Module 3- Writing Skills Short compositions on self and environment, writing short messages, post cards 

Module 4- Grammar and vocabulary 

Articles, genders, personal pronouns, être and avoir verbs, present tense, agreement of adjectives, question words, possessive adjectives, the imperative, place of adjectives, aller verb, prepositions of place, near future tense, numbers 

Method of Instruction 

o Lectures o Tutorials o Discussion groups o Guess lectures o Projects (case studies, poster presentation) o Reading of articles from relevant language journals 

Method of Course Assessment 

Evaluation will be done in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following: 

Criteria Marks 

Individual/group task 10 

Class Tests 10 

Assignment/Project 10 

Examination 70 

Total Marks 100 

Reference /Readings PRESCRIBED TEXT BOOK: Panorama 1 / Version Originale 1 

BIBLIOGRAPHY Textbooks 1. Panorama 1, CLE by Jacky Girardet and Jean-Marie Cridlig 2. VERSION ORIGINALE, Méthode de français, Student‟s Book, (sold with CD and DVD), Paris, Éditions Maison des langues. 3. VERSION ORIGINALE, Méthode de français, A French Course for English Speakers, Workbook, Paris, Éditions Maison des langues. 4. Echo A1. CLE Internationale 5. GRÉGOIRE M., Grammaire progressive du français : niveau débutant, CLE. 6. ROWLINSON et al., Oxford Paperback French Dictionary & Grammar, OUP. 7. A Propos A1, PUG 8. Saisons1 Niveau A1, Didier 

  1. Alter Ego 1, Hachette 10. Connexions 1, Didier 11. Compréhension écrite A1, CLE 12. DELF A1 200 activités, CLE 13. Grammaire progressive du français-Débutant, CLE

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