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French 2

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Enrolment and program French 2 in Leiden and Den Haag

This course is offered in Leiden and in Den Haag. Enrolment for the course in Den Haag is open to Leiden University students and employees only.

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Course description

Having completed this course, participants are able to communicate on simple topics from everyday life and to understand simple radio and television announcements in general terms. In addition, they are able to read and write short and simple texts.

The topics covered include: housing, food and drink, professions, and hobbies. The course covers various aspects of French life and French customs. Participants study elementary grammar and vocabulary and practice these new skills in a communicative context. French is in principle the language of instruction. Participants are expected to prepare for the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).

The course is concluded with an oral/written test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Participants who have completed the course will have reached level A1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Course material

  • Denyer e.a., Version Originale 1, A1, Méthode de français, Livre de l'élève + Cahier d'exercices. ISBN 9789460301667 + ISBN 9789460301841
  • Grégoire e.a., Grammaire progressive du français niveau débutant, 2e édition avec 440 exercises + cd audio. CLE International. ISBN 9789462933422
  • Grégoire e.a., Corrigés Grammaire progressive du français niveau débutant, 2e édition avec 440 exercises. CLE International. ISBN 9789462933439

The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education.

You can participate in this course if you have followed our French 1 course (old style), or if you have had 1 or 2 years of French in school. Potential participants who do not fulfil these entry requirements have to complete an entry test to determine whether their level is sufficient. This test is a computer test. It can either be taken at the Language Centre or downloaded and taken home.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for this course is 18.
  • The course load is 56 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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