French 1

Exemplary for A1 French
Communicative focus:
General French
Greetings, exchanging personal data, spelling, saying thank you, talking about the family, habits, preferences, the weather, counting, making suggestions, giving consent.
French at Work
Introducing yourself, introducing someone, describing the professional role, exchanging telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, telephoning, reading and sending messages, writing simple e-mails.
Language focus (and grammar)
Regular verbs ending in -ER, -IR and -DRE; irregular verbs: être, avoir, aller, devoir, faire, pouvoir, s'appeler; verbs with "ne...pas"; the definite and the indefinite article; interrogative pronouns: quel, quelle; possessive pronouns; stressed pronouns; personal pronouns te and vous; prepositions: à (au/ aux), chez, dans, en; parce que.
Symbols of France, population, geography (Paris and major cities, rivers, mountains), France and its overseas territories, French regions, means of transport, working calendar (holidays), important historical dates, internationally active French companies

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Exemplary for A1 French

  • Dubois, Anne-Lyse, Tauzin, Béatrice: Objectif Express 1, le monde professionnel en français A1/A2 - nouvelle édition / livre de l’élève,Hueber Verlag, 2020 Units 1, 2 & 3AB
  • Dubois, Anne-Lyse, Tauzin, Béatrice: Objectif Express 1, le monde professionnel en français A1/A2 - nouvelle édition / cahier d’activités, Hueber Verlag, 2020 Units 1, 2 & 3AB
Fafa, Clémence, Loiseau, Yves, Petitmengin, Violette: 100% FLE, Grammaire essentielle du français - A1, Didier, 2018

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Individual work, group work; blended learning (Open Educational Resources on Moodle, online-exercises, online-quizzes, etc.); creation of videos.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation & performance 10%, oral assessment 40% (oral production and interaction 20 points, listening comprehension and regional studies 20 points), written part 50% (reading comprehension 10 points, written production and interaction 20 points, grammar and vocabulary 20 points). For more details cf. curriculum matrix of elective languages.

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

Exemplary for level A1 French
After successful completion of the course, students can:

  • illustrate the main idea of simple texts giving information and of short, simple descriptions, especially if they contain pictures that facilitate understanding.
  • fill in a personal information sheet.
  • write simple messages to friends.
  • follow what is said at a very slow rate, with careful diction and long pauses to allow time to make sense of it.
  • relate basic information or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic
  • discover the culture of the respective country/countries in order to successfully apply the principles cultural codes in business situations

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