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Foreign Language / French I

Module name (EN): Foreign Language / French I
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009
Module code: BIBA255-F
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0037
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBA255-F (P110-0037) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009, semester 2, mandatory course
BIBA255-F (P110-0037) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 2, mandatory course
BIBA255-F (P110-0037) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BIBA331-F Foreign language II / French II

[updated 19.08.2011]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Margret Wilhelm, Diplomdolmetscherin

[updated 19.08.2011]
Learning outcomes:
The "Foreign Language / French I" and "Foreign Language / French II" are based on each other. In the course of the two modules mentioned above, students will improve their professional and technical French allowing them to advance from entry level B1 to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
In the "Foreign Language / French I" module students will develop, test and expand their language skills and knowledge in a pragmatic-functional manner and thus improve their oral and written communication skills in job-specific situations. We will focus on speaking, listening comprehension and writing skills.
Using an intercultural approach, students will also develop an understanding of the differences in international working environments, especially in francophone countries and thus, develop their intercultural competence.

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Module content:
Establishing contact:
- Greetings and saying farewell
- Introducing oneself and others
The workplace and types of professions:
- The workplace and collegiality
- Describing professional activities and priorities
- New media
Talking on the telephone:
- Verbal expressions in a professional context
- Asking for and giving information
- Arranging and postponing appointments
Written communication:
- Short messages via SMS and e-mail
- Formulas for greetings and closings, taking into account different stylistic levels
In addition, we will work on:
_ Vocabulary
_ Repetition of relevant grammatical structures
_ Raising awareness for functional language use
_ Intercultural competence

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Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print media, slides, audio-visual teaching materials), multimedia learning software compiled specifically for the learning group.

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Recommended or required reading:
PONS Kompaktwörterbuch für alle Fälle _ Französisch-Deutsch/Deutsch-Französisch Vollständige Neubearbeitung 2002, Klett-Verlag, Stuttgart, 3-12-517209-8
M. Grégoire, O. Thiévenaz: Grammaire Progressive du Franšais _ Niveau intermédiaire. (Deutsche Ausgabe);Klett-Verlag, Stuttgart, 3-12-529873-3
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials. We recommend the following multimedia learning program for independent learning:
_Oberstufe Französisch. 6000 Vokabeln zu allen Themen_. Vokabellernprogramm auf CD-ROM mit Sprachausgabe. Klett-Verlag, Stuttgart

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