Paris

French Modules for Undergraduates

French advice

Ms. Sibylle Moulin
s.moulin@imperial.ac.uk
020 7594 8750
Room S307,  Sherfield Level 3
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Degree credit module options by department

Imperial Horizons French Modules are offered at a range of levels from complete beginner to advanced. 

Our interactive classes follow a communicative approach and cover speaking, reading, writing and listening. Teaching includes pair work as well as group work and the use of multimedia materials in class as well as on our e-learning platform (Blackboard). All our modules are designed to be standalone but will also prepare students who wish to take their language study further.

Students should be aware that learning a language takes time and commitment. You will need to put aside a minimum of 3 hours a week for home study if you wish to succeed.

The table below provides guidelines about our module levels and which year group they are offered to.

The following online level tests and PDF document may assist you in deciding which level to apply for:

Please read the online module descriptions carefully and if you are in any doubt about which level you should be in, please contact the French Coordinator.

CoursePre-requisiteOffered to ECTS*
French Level 1
For complete beginners - no previous experience All years 7.5 
French Level 1.5 For post-beginners - students with some experience, e.g. short course 1st years only 7.5
French Level 2 For post GCSE, students who have completed Level 1 or equivalent (Already achieved CEFR A1) All years 7.5
French Level 3 For post AS-level, students who have completed Level 2 or equivalent.
French Baccalaureate (3rd Language); International Baccalaureate (Ab-Initio)
(Already achieved CEFR A2)
All years 7.5
French Level 4 For post A-level, students who have completed Level 3 or equivalent.
French Baccalaureate (2nd language); International Baccalaureate (standard)
(Already achieved CEFR B1)
All years 7.5
French Level 5 For students who have completed Level 4 or equivalent (Already achieved CEFR B1/B2)
2nd, 3rd & 4th Years 7.5
French Level 6 For students who have completed Level 5 or equivalent (Already achieved CEFR B2/C1) 3rd & 4th Years only 7.5
 NB These modules are not intended for native speakers. If you are of native or near-native speaker ability, please contact the French Coordinator to confirm if you are eligible for one of these modules.
Summary of the table's contents

*All French modules are available to be taken for degree credit where your department allows. They are also available for extra-credit. For further clarification of the credit terminology and the options allowed by your department, please see Taking a module for credit. Please note that Levels 1 and 1.5 can not be taken for degree credit by 3rd & 4th Year Undergraduates. 

Imperial Horizons modules listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed.  Modules run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The College reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue modules.