Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

FRE2061 : Level C (HE Advanced) French

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
1.       focus on further developing students' written communicative and oral/ aural competence in the foreign language gained in FRE1071
2.       prepare students for the future study of the language
3.       facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media during their intercalary year.

Teaching in weekly 2 hour language classes will focus on communication while weekly one-hour lectures will focus on key study skills and the formal structures of the language. All four skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - are fully integrated in the language classes and will be assessed.

Themes addressed in the language classes include: Cultural differences; A practical guide to living in France; Employment in France; Ethical issues; Francophone culture; and French Languages and registers.

The module will be taught and assessed in French and English.

Outline Of Syllabus

Themes addressed in the language classes include:
1.       Cultural differences
2.       A practical guide to living in France
3.       Youth employment in France
4.       Ethical issues
5.       Cultural issues
6.       French Languages and registers

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching441:0044:00Language Classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1134:00134:00N/A
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
FRE2161Level C (HE Advanced) French - Exchange Semester 1
FRE2261Level C (HE Advanced) French - Exchange Semester 1
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1. Teaching in the language classes will focus on communication while the weekly lectures will focus on key study skills and the formal structures of the language. All four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking are fully integrated in the language classes and will be assessed.

2. With: Independent learning and learner autonomy are further developed through the means of portfolio tasks. Pair and group work and self-study at home and in the Language Resource Centre. Particular initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials to the classes.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1502A40N/A
Aural Examination152M20Listening test.
Oral Examination152M20Oral examination.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M20Portfolio of three written pieces of coursework. Semesters 1 and 2.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar have equal weighting in the assessment of this course.

•       One 150 minute examination in Semester 2 (40%)
•       One oral examination in Semester 2 (20%)
•       One listening test in Semester 2 (20%)
•       A portfolio of 3 written pieces of coursework (20%). The mark will be calculated using the mark of the in-class test (50%) and the best mark of the other two submissions (50%). Submission deadlines will be set by module leader.
Informal feedback will be provided throughout the year to help students assess their progress.

Resit: 150 mins written examination

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