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FRENCH

Spoken by more than 70 million people as their first language, with a further 100-200 million people around the world speaking French as a second language. French is the language most sought after by those UK employers looking for language skills.
British Council (2014), Languages for the Future

 

MODULES AVAILABLE

 

Taking French with IWLP as part of your degree (for 20 credits)?

  • If you are in the first year of your course (Part 1 or PGT) - select through online module selection as you do for your other modules. If the selection window has closed go to module surgeries or support centres.
  • Returning students (Parts 2/3 and 4) - please discuss with a support centre how to change/add your module choices.
  • During the enrolment process you may be asked to complete a Placement test .

Taking the language with IWLP but not as part of your degree (as non-credit)?

If you are unsure or have any further queries please contact the ISLI Admin Office on iwlp@reading.ac.uk ; 0118 378 7318; or in person, Room 224 Edith Morley Building (formerly HumSS).

 

LA1PF1-IWLP French 1

This beginner module is for students with no knowledge (or virtually no knowledge) of the language. The module will give you basic survival skills, enabling you to make yourself understood and to find out information in common, everyday situations. Please note that students with GCSE or equivalent in the language cannot enrol on a Beginners' class. Find out more

LA1PF2-IWLP French 2

This post-beginner module is for students who have some previous knowledge such as that acquired by taking IWLP French 1 (or equivalent) and can cope in common everyday situations using mainly the present tense. It includes revision of the basic grammar necessary for a sound foundation in the language. Find out more

LA1PF3-IWLP French 3

This lower intermediate module is for students with a basic knowledge of French, such as that acquired by taking IWLP French 2 (or equivalent) and can use basic past, present and future tenses reasonably correctly and who can understand the main points of spoken or written material. Find out more

LA1PF4-IWLP French 4

This upper-Intermediate module is for students who have taken IWLP French (or equivalent) and whose previous knowledge of French enable them to understand the main points of everyday spoken and written material (radio, TV, newspapers), and who can express their opinions with reasonable accuracy and fluency. Find out more

LA1PF5-IWLP French 5

This advanced module is for students who have taken IWLP French 4 (or equivalent) and whose previous knowledge of French enable them to understand the main ideas of complex language on both concrete and abstract topics. They can take an active part in discussions and/or produce clear texts on familiar topics, support ideas, discuss advantages and disadvantages, speculate about causes and hypothetical situations.  Find out more

LA1PF9-IWLP French 1 with Listening and Speaking Support

 This module is intended for students with no knowledge of French and specifically aims to support international students with a non-European linguistic background so that they can achieve their best in their studies.  Find out more 

LA1FP2-IWLP French 2 with academic placement in Grenoble, France

 The module is intended for students with an entry level of CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) A1 or equivalent. This module gives students the opportunity to study the French language at the Université Grenoble Alpes, in France for a 2 week intensive period, either at the beginning of June (5-16 June inclusive) or at the beginning of September (4-15 September inclusive). Upon their return to the UK, students would then take the usual IWLP placement test and continue their studies with one of the standard courses until Christmas. All assessments will be completed in Reading during the Autumn term. Find out more

LA1PF3-IWLP French 3 with academic placement in Grenoble, France

The module is intended for students with an entry level of CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) A2 or equivalent. This module gives students the opportunity to study the French language at Université Grenoble Alpes in France for a 2 week intensive period, either at the beginning of June (5-16 June inclusive) or at the beginning of September (4-15 September inclusive). Upon their return to the UK, students would then take the usual IWLP placement test and continue their studies with one of the standard courses until Christmas. All assessments will be completed in Reading during the Autumn term.  Find out more

LA1PF4-IWLP French 4 with academic placement in Grenoble, France

The module is intended for students with an entry level of CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B1 or equivalent. This module gives students the opportunity to study the French language at Université Grenoble Alpes in France for a 2 week intensive period, either at the beginning of June (5-16 June inclusive) or at the beginning of September (4-15 September inclusive). Upon their return to the UK, students would then take the usual IWLP placement test and continue their studies with one of the standard courses until Christmas. All assessments will be completed in Reading during the Autumn term. Find out more             

LA1PF5-IWLP French 5 with academic placement in Grenoble, France

The module is intended for students with an entry level of CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B1+/B2. This module gives students the opportunity to study the French language at Université Grenoble Alpes in France for a 2 week intensive period, either at the beginning of June (5-16 June inclusive) or at the beginning of September (4-15 September inclusive). Upon their return to the UK, students would then take the usual IWLP placement test and continue their studies with one of the standard courses until Christmas. All assessments will be completed in Reading during the Autumn term.   Find out more

Language Ladder

If your placement test suggests that your ability is already higher than the module offered by IWLP, or if in a previous IWLP module you reached the top of the stages available, you might be able to enrol on one of the language modules offered by the Department of Modern Languages. Information and advice is available from the IWLP Coordinator responsible for your language.  If you have any queries please contact iwlp@reading.ac.uk  

 

CONTACT TIME

  Classes are 3 hours a week, usually in two sessions, attendance is all 3 hours in one group.  Popular modules are offered in several parallel groups (A,B,C...) following the same syllabus.

  

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