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What will I learn in French?

At Advanced level, you will be trained to write essays in French, work out written comprehensions, analyse non-literary texts, write essays in either English, Maltese, or French, about 2 prescribed literature books and answer questions in French on an extract from Molière’s comedy Le malade imaginaire. Besides getting the opportunity to improve their grammar, you will also be trained to read and hold conversations in French. The course will also help you to increase your knowledge of French culture.  

At Intermediate level, you will have a written paper which will include a language essay, a summary, questions about culture topics and a literature essay which you may write in either English, Maltese, or French. In the oral exam, you will have to read a short text and answer 2 questions about it.  You will also have a topic for free conversation. 

At FLPP Level 3, you will be trained to be able to write and to answer questions about short written texts in French. You will also have listening comprehensions and be trained to talk about themselves and familiar topics. 

How will I benefit from studying French?

At Advanced and Intermediate level, you will be given the opportunity to consolidate and increase their knowledge of the French language and culture. You will be trained to be able to understand and communicate confidently and accurately in both the spoken and the written forms of the language. You will be encouraged to debate and discuss in French, and you will also be introduced to French literature.  If you already have some knowledge of French, you may study French at FLPP level 3 and you will be given the opportunity to improve your listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills.  

France is one of the world’s largest economies and knowing French opens opportunities to study at renowned French universities and business schools. Being able to speak French and English offers an advantage on the international job market.  It is also very useful for a career in diplomacy and international relations as well as archival studies.  French is spoken by more than 300 million people on the five continents. French is an official language and a working language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts. 

What textbooks and/or resources do I need?

Advanced:

  • Clés pour la France, Denis C. Meyer, Hachette, 2010; ISBN-10: 2011557364 ISBN-13: 978-2011557360
  • Grammaire Progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 4e édition, M. Grégoire, O. Thiévenaz, Clé International, 2017; ISBN10 2090381035 ISBN13 9782090381030
  • Le Malade imaginaire, Molière, Bibliocollège, Classiques Hachette, 1999 ; ISBN9782017064572
  • La jeune fille au pair, Joseph Joffo, Livre de poche, 1995; ISBN10 2253137502 ISBN13 9782253137504
  • Concerto à la mémoire d’un ange, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Livre de Poche, 2011; ISBN10 225316030X ISBN13 9782253160304
  • Dictionnaire le Robert Micro Poche,Le Robert Editions, Paris; Nouvelle edition (24 May 2018); ISBN-10 ‏‎ 2321010517 ISBN-13 978-2321010517

Intermediate:

  • Clés pour la France, Denis C. Meyer, Hachette, 2010; ISBN-10: 2011557364 ISBN-13: 978-2011557360
  • Oscar et la dame rose, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Magnard Classiques et contemporains, 2001; ISBN-10: 2210754909 ISBN-13: 978- 2210754904
  • Grammaire Progressive du français Niveau Intermédiaire 4e édition, M. Grégoire, O. Thiévenaz, Clé International, 2017; ISBN10 2090381035 ISBN13 9782090381030
  • Dictionnaire le Robert Micro Poche,Le Robert Editions, Paris; Nouvelle edition (24 May 2018); ISBN-10 ‏‎ 2321010517 ISBN-13 978-2321010517

FLPP Level 3:

  • 2 booklets (available from school)

You can study French at:

Advanced Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level
(MQF Level 3) is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

5 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

1 Tutorial per week

Intermediate Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level
(MQF Level 3) is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

3 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A

FLPP

Prerequisites

A grade of 6/7 in Sec or SPA Level 2

Duration

1 year

Lessons

4 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A