ULFR51030 - LEAP French 3

  • Credits: 20
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of LEAP French 2 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE Grade 6 and above taken in the last 3 years).
  • Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.
  • Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course


The course aims to further develop the skills acquired in LEAP French 1 & 2. It extends the emphasis on communication and comprehension skills through the use of high-frequency language expressions to describe topics of personal interest and current affairs and specific themes relating to everyday life. This will enable students to conduct longer oral exchanges related to limited specific topics or themes or give a short presentation or information about an event. It also further consolidates the grammar already acquired and enhances students’ skills in reading and writing by equipping them with a broader range of

The course also serves as preparation for the French Ministry of Education Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française - Niveau B1 (DELF B1) should students wish to sit for this internationally recognized qualification.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of language structure and able to handle further grammatical rules;
  • demonstrate reasonable competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics related to personal interest and current affairs;

  • recognize and use known expressions and fundamental phrases that occur in everyday situations;
  • communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics with reasonable fluency;
  • independently write short texts on limited familiar topics’ using a variety of vocabulary and formulaic expressions.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on-campus and online instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

Teaching hours

69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time

Independent study hours

140 hours (not including assessment time).


  • Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester two: Week 11- Listening Exam 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

If government or university guidance requires assessment to be held online, then Listening Exam may be assessed alongside the Oral Exam

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class-based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.


Annie Morton

Taught by

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Maximum entry

22 per group

Set texts

  • Nouveau Rond-Point: Livre de l'élève & CD-Audio 2 (B1),J. Labascoule (Difusion Centro de Investigacion y Publicaciones de Idiomas, 2011), ISBN: 978-8484436959;
  • Nouveau Rond-Point: Cahier D'Exercices & CD-Audio 2 (B1),J. Labascoule (Difusion Centro de Investigacion y Publicaciones de Idiomas, 2011), ISBN: 978-8484436966

Recommended texts

  • Action Grammaire, New Advanced French Grammar, G. G. Vandale and P. Turk (Hodder and Stoughton: 2006), ISBN: 0340915242
  • Grammaire progressive du français (Nouvelle Edition: Livre Intermediaire 3e Edition + Cd-audio + Livre-web, intermédiaire), M. Grégoire & O. Thièvenaz (Clé International, 2013), ISBN: 9782090381245


ULFR51040 LEAP French 4