Faculty of Arts


Introductory French Language 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for FRENCH 101.


Introduces students to spoken and written French.

May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

FRENCH 101 is designed for beginners or near beginners; students who have achieved 24 recent credits in Level 1 NCEA French or 12-16 recent credits in Level 2 NCEA French (or equivalent previous study) should enrol in FRENCH 102. FRENCH 101 does not count towards a major in French.

This is an intensive, four-skill language course. It is delivered through two 90-minute on campus classes per week, focusing on oral and written production, blended with an online component that uses up-to-date methodology and extensive multimedia materials to introduce and practise language structure and vocabulary.

Course aims & objectives

Features of the French language will be presented, in French, and practised in the four skills areas of reading, listening, speaking and writing; by the end of the course, in order to obtain a pass grade, students must demonstrate an overall command of both oral and written French equivalent to DELF A1 language competency on topics covered in class.

Provisional class limits information for 2018: Enrolment in FRENCH 101 is limited to 100 students in Semester One, enrolment in FRENCH 101G is limited to 70 students in Summer School and 190 students in Semester One. 

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Kevin Mendousse


Connect Plus registration code for Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach (7th ed.), McGraw-Hill, 2013; the registration code, which must be purchased new, grants access to both an e-book copy of the above prescribed text and to online multimedia coursework assignments.


Coursework + exam


FRENCH 101: 15.0 points

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