A1.2 Français langue étrangère


Registrations open from two weeks before the beginning of the semester of the university.


Tuesday 15:15 - 17:00 + Thursday 15:15 - 17:00: room 3.16 MIS 10

Locations University of Fribourg, Language Center

19.02.2024 - 31.05.2024


FREE for UNIFR students and staff; CHF 500.- per semester for members of partner institutions

Type Séminaire - 6 ECTS
Language(s) French
Code I04.00068-SP24
Target audience

This course is for participants who have completed part of level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please only register if your level corresponds to the course. Participants of our partner institutions and Unifr employees can contact us to take a placement test if they are unsure of their level. Unifr students are automatically guided to the placement test when registering for a course on MyUnifr.


Target group
This course is intended for beginners with a rudimentary knowledge of French as a foreign language. The level A1.1 is required (introducing oneself and others, the alphabet, days/months/seasons, asking for and giving information, professions, nationalities, countries, places, family, expressing likes and dislikes, activities, leisure, body). Priority is given to mobility students.

Course contents and teaching method
Time and schedules, daily routines and activities, the working day, invitations and outings, telling about past and future events, giving advice, travel, accommodation, emotions, food and shopping, clothes.
The course focuses on written and oral skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary. In class, the emphasis is on oral activities.

Workload and evaluation
It is important to note that this is a two-session per week course (4 lessons per week). In addition, this course requires regular homework for the preparation and follow-up of the course (approximately 3 hours per week).
At the end of the semester, a final written test is carried out to evaluate oral and written comprehension, written production, grammar and vocabulary.
To validate the course, students must attend at least 80% of the sessions and pass the final written test.

Please buy the following textbook: Cosmopolite : A1 méthode de français. (2017). Vanves : Hachette français langue étrangère.
Several copies are available at the Librophoros bookshop (bookshop in the MIS10 building, tel. 026 322 46 26). Please always bring the book to class.



At the end of the semester, you will reach level A1 according to the CEFR:
•    You can understand and use a few familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
•    You can introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you own, etc. and you can answer the same types of questions.
•    You can communicate in a simple way if the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is cooperative.


The General Conditions for Participation in Language Courses apply.


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