Faculty of Arts


Introductory French Language 1


FRENCH 101 introduces you to spoken and written French, and does not count towards a major in French.

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

This course is designed for beginners or near beginners.  If you have achieved the following, you should enrol in FRENCH 102.

  • 24 recent credits in Level 1 NCEA French, or
  • 12-16 recent credits in Level 2 NCEA French (or equivalent previous study)

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, you must demonstrate an overall command of both oral and written French equivalent to DELF A1 language competency on topics covered in class.

Please note that if you are a Native Speaker of this subject, or have passed a more advance language acquisition course in this subject, you cannot take this course.

If you are a Native Speaker and enrol into this course it could be considered cheating which may result in you being found to have committed Academic Misconduct.

Native Speaker refers to those who can speak fluently and read and write without difficulty. You may have acquired this language from early childhood and speaking this language remains one of your primary means of communication.

Students enrolled into this course will need to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration.


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1, repeated Semester 2


Coordinator(s)  Viviane Lopes


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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