Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

FRE2261 : Level C (HE Advanced) French - Exchange Semester 1

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
1. focus on further developing the students' written communicative and oral/ aural competence in the foreign language
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

Teaching in weekly 2 hour language classes will focus on communication while weekly one-hour grammar lectures will focus on 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.

Outline Of Syllabus

Themes addressed in the language classess include:
1. Ethical issues
2. Cultural issues
3. French languages, registers and cultural differences

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:00Language Classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study167:0067:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
FRE2061Level C (HE Advanced) French
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1. Teaching in the language classes will focus on communication while the grammar lectures will focus on 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. 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 Open Access 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 Examination152A20Listening test.
Oral Examination152A20Oral examination.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M201 written piece of coursework.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

One 150 minute examination in Semester 2 (40%)
One oral examination in Semester 2 (20%)
One listening test in Semester 2 (20%)
1 written piece of coursework in Semester 2(20%)

Resit as written examination

1. Listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar have equal weighting in the assessment of this course.
2. Informal feedback will be provided throughout the semester to help students assess their progress.

Reading Lists

Timetable