UG Language Proficiency Courses as Free Electives – Department of Modern Languages and French
The Department of Modern Languages and French have mounted language proficiency courses as free electives for students in Level 300 and level 400 who wish to acquire basic communication skills for beginners in any of the language, namely French, Kiswahili, Russian, Arabic, Russian and Spanish taught in the two Departments. Students who are majoring/minoring/combining may also take the proficiency course in a language other than the one they are majoring/minoring/combining.
The rationale behind mounting these proficiency courses is:
· To enable students acquire basic communication skills and cultural knowledge in the language of their choice and earn credits for them.
There will be two courses on offer each worth two (2) credits, one for beginners (Level A1) and another for those who having passed the beginners’ course wish to continue to Level A2. Level A2 will also be open to those students who feel confident enrolling in Level A2 directly. Whiles, students are free to take only beginners’ course, students who wished to take the second level course can do so.
COURSE CODES AND TITLES
The following are the courses offered in the First Semester of 2018/2019 academic year.
ARABIC DMLA 301 Arabic for Non-Majors/Minors I
KISWAHILI DMLK 301 Kiswahili for Non-Majors/Minors I
SPANISH DMLS 301 Spanish for Non-Majors/Minors I
FRENCH DFRE 301 French for Non-Majors/Minors I
Russian and Chinese free elective courses would be offered in the 2nd Semester.
DMLA 301/DMLK 301/DFRE301/DMLS 301: Language for Non-Majors/Minors I
This course is designed for students with limited or no previous experience in the foreign languages on offer. It will develop fundamental skills, in speaking and writing, listening and reading comprehension, which will enable students to carry out basic communicative functions. At the end of the course students are expected to attain the A1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages.