EE-IRM542: French 1


French 1

Evaluation system
1.5 ECTS
Generic Skills (+)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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Specific Skills (+)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

List of expected learning outcomes :

Pre-requisites: none

Key words: Communication, Comprehension, Writing

Explanatory note: Polytech Intl has adopted a French language certification programme for all its students. This programme requires the implementation of a new system of evaluation and certification of students' achievements, in order to enable them to obtain an internationally recognised certification in French.

An important partnership agreement has thus been concluded between Polytech Intl and the French Institute of Tunisia since 2015. This agreement was set up by the two institutions with a view to improving the employability of IP students, particularly internationally.

At the beginning of each academic year, the Pi language centre requires all registered student-engineers to take a placement test in French (TCF) in order to form groups by level: B1 / B2 / C1.

At the end of the engineering cycle, Pi students take the DELF B2 (TP) or the DALF C1 (Sciences)

On the basis of the above, the teaching sheets for all the French modules will not be presented in the classic semester format, but by level: B1, B2, C1. These three sheets will be presented in semesters 5, 6 and 7.

Teaching objectives : At the end of level B1, the learner should be able to: - Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

  • Copes with most situations encountered when travelling in an area where the target language is spoken.
  • Produce simple connected text on familiar topics and areas of interest.
  • Telling about an event, experience or dream, describing a hope or goal and briefly giving reasons or explanations for a project or idea.
  • Communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes conversation with a native speaker free of tension for either party.
  • Methodically develops a presentation or description highlighting important points and relevant details. - Produces a detailed description and presentation on a wide range of topics related to his/her field of interest, developing and justifying ideas with secondary points and relevant examples.

Teaching content :

  • Listening comprehension
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding the main points of what I am told about familiar topics such as work, school, leisure.
    2. Chapter 2 :: Understand the main points of a long discussion in my presence, if people articulate well and speak relatively slowly.
    3. Chapter 3: Follow a presentation or lecture provided the topic is familiar and the presentation is simple and well structured.
    4. Chapter 4: Understanding simple technical information, such as instructions for a commonly used device (camera, etc.)
    5. Chapter 5: On the telephone, follow a conversation on everyday topics without difficulty.
  • Reading comprehension
    1. Chapter 1: In a personal letter, understand the description of events, feelings and wishes
    2. Chapter 2: In a short text on a topic familiar to me, I can distinguish the main idea from the details and the conclusion
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding long texts: locating information in different parts of a text (letters, leaflets, official documents, newspaper articles).
    4. Chapter 4: Identifying the main conclusions of a well-structured argumentative text.
    5. Chapter 5: Understanding the instructions for a commonly used device (printer, video recorder, etc.)
  • Grammar
    1. Chapter 1: The present participle
    2. Chapter 2: Negation
    3. Chapter 3: Imperfect tense / Past tense
    4. Chapter 4: The present conditional
    5. Chapter 5: The expression of purpose
    6. Chapter 6: Revision of tenses and modes: conditional, subjunctive, imperative...
  • Oral production
    1. Chapter 1: Recounting an experience in detail and describing my reactions and feelings
    2. Chapter 2: Tell about a book I have read or a film I have seen, say whether I liked it or not and explain why.
    3. Chapter 3: Make a short presentation, on a subject I know well, provided I have prepared it before.
  • Written production
    1. Chapter 1: Writing personal notes or letters to request or convey information
    2. Chapter 2: Writing a personal letter: telling about an experience or adventure and describing my reactions and feelings.
    3. Chapter 3: Write a few lines to present a problem, convey information and make the points I consider important.
    4. Chapter 4: Writing detailed descriptions of familiar topics
    5. Chapter 5: Simply presenting a past news event
    6. Chapter 6: Reporting on an experience by stating my feelings and reactions
    7. Chapter 7: Argument (to explain, justify)

Possible projects to be carried out :

  • Oral presentations
  • Group report writing
  • Writing a text defending a point of view

Bibliography :

[ 1 ] CHABERT, C., "Préparer le DELF B1 et B2 ", PUG, 2017

[ 2 ] GIRARDEAU, B., JACAMENT, E. "LE DELF 100% réussite", Didier, 2016

[ 3 ] DURANT, C., "DELF en piste! B1", Ellispses, 2013


[ 1 ] The point of FLE: numerous exercises, various and varied activities to work, among others, on oral and written comprehensionskills andwritten production .

[ 2 ] CIEL Bretagne: online listening and reading exercises to prepare for the DELF B2

[ 3 ] Franc-Parler-OIF: the worldwide community of French teachers. Consult the section on pedagogical sheets and the thread

[ 4 ] Cavilam en ligne le plaisir d'apprendre: le site de ressources pour les professeurs de FLE : des exercices en ligne classés par niveau ou par compétence.

[5] Internet Actuel: for levels B1-B2: didactic press articles.

[ 6 ] Learning and teaching the French language: Thierry Perrot's website.

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