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Studying French

French is one of the world's most important languages in terms of speaker numbers and its role in science, industry and international diplomacy. Speaking French opens up dynamic and fast-changing parts of the world outside Europe. Knowledge of this language brings with it access to cultural products including world literature and cinema, but also important social, cultural, historical and linguistic debates.

You can take French in the following ways through Open Languages:

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Before selecting your module and to make sure you choose the right route into this language for you, please review your existing language level against our criteria.

To register, choose your module:

 Module

Semester

Equivalent language level (CEFR)

Number of contact hours

Choose this module if...

FREN001

Semester 1

Complete beginners - A1.1

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons
1-3pm

You have no knowledge at all of the language. 

FREN002

Semester 2

Beginners - A1.2

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons 
1 - 3pm

You have a little knowledge of the language or you have not studied it formally. 

FREN003

Semester 1

Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.2

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons 
3 - 5pm

You have studied the languge formally for one course only - approximately 60 hours or up to GCSE. 

FREN004

Semester 2

Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.2

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternooons 
3 - 5pm

You have studied the language formally up to GCSE (at least 90 hours). 

FREN005

Semester 1

Advanced (AS Level) - B1.1

3/4 hours per week. This module will be timetabled with current degree programme students. 

You have studied the language formally up to AS or A-Level (at least 120 hours). 

FREN006

Semester 2

Advanced (A-Level) - B1.2

3/4 hours per week. This module will be timetabled with current degree programme students. 

You have studied the languge formally up to A-Level (at least 150 hours). 

FREN007

Semester 1

Advanced - B2.1

3/4 hours per week. This module will be timetabled with current degree programme students. 

You have studied the language formally beyond A-Level (please seek advice from module convenor).