FRENCH 101G Introductory French 1

FRENCH 101G | Open | Semester One & Two 2021 | City Campus


This course introduces you to spoken and written French. It is delivered through two 90-minute sessions per week on campus, blended with an online component that uses up-to-date methodology and extensive multimedia materials. It is open to beginners or near beginners.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a competent working knowledge of the language topics covered and the content up to the end of Chapter 4 of Deux Mondes
  • confidently apply this knowledge to reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • employ a working vocabulary of 400+ words
  • confidently communicate orally and in writing around basic personal information and everyday activities

Topics Covered

  • Imperative mood with the pronoun vous
  • Basic knowledge of grammatical gender
  • Definite and indefinite articles and agreement in gender and number
  • Subject pronouns
  • The verb to be
  • Forming the plural of nouns and articles
  • Forming and distinguishing between definite, indefinite and partitive articles
  • Present of first-, second- and third-group verbs
  • Present-tense conjugation of common irregular verbs including faire, être, avoir, savoir, pouvoir, vouloir
  • The verb aller with contractions of à
  • Placement of adjectives, including irregular adjectives
  • Direct object pronouns


By enrolling in a General Education language course you are declaring that you have no previous knowledge or study in the language. The University may cancel your enrolment in this course at any time in the semester if you are found to have prior knowledge or study in the language. Further assessment of your language ability may be required and your enrolment may be changed if found to be at a higher level than is permitted for General Education language courses.

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