FRE1071 : Level B (HE Intermediate) French
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sandra Salin
- Other Staff: Dr Cécilia Gil, Dr JC Penet, Ms Isabelle Ruegg Alter, Ms Christelle Vicente-Jacques, Miss Jemima Short
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
• focus on developing the students' written communicative and oral / aural competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range);
• prepare students for the future study of the language;
• facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students cover a variety of topics based on contemporary French (and Francophone) society including:
• Student Life
• Sports and Adventure
• Cinema and Television
• Artistic freedom
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN FRENCH
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||22||1:00||22:00||Bridging hour for Stage 2 students progressing from Level A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||44||1:00||44:00||There are 9 seminar groups. These groups are capped at 15 students.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||88||1:00||88:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||8||3:00||24:00||Set independent tasks|
Jointly Taught With
|FRE1171||Level B (HE Intermediate) French - Exchange Semester 1|
|FRE1271||Level B (HE Intermediate) French - Exchange Semester 2|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
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.
Independent learning and learner autonomy are encouraged through the means of coursework, independent tasks, pair and group work and self-study at home, via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and in the Language Resource Centre. Initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials to the classes.
Stage 2 students who progressed from Level A attend a bridging hour to help bring them up to the standard of students studying Level B on entry. Stage 1 students directly studying Level B have an extra 22 hours of independent study.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Portfolio||2||M||20||Best 2/3 over both Semesters|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||10||Continuous oral assessment|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||10||Designated speaking task|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
- One 120 minute exam in Semester 2 (40%) on Reading/Writing/Grammar.
- One listening test (20%).
- A portfolio of 3 written pieces of coursework (the 2 best submissions will count towards the final marl; submission deadlines to be set by module leader) (20%).
Resit: As written examination.
Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning. The formal examination provides summative information to staff and student on student's achievement in the module.