FRE1171 : Level B (HE Intermediate) French - Exchange Semester 1
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sandra Salin
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
- focus on developing students' written communication and oral/aural competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range);
- prepare students for the future study of language;
- facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media.
This module is available to all students with an A-level or equivalent in French. This is a general language class offering students the opportunity to study and practise French in groups (speaking, reading, writing and listening skills) for two consecutive weekly hours. Additionally, there will be a one-hour grammar lecture every week. The module is taught in French (except for the grammar lecture).
Outline Of Syllabus
Topics: Students cover a variety of topics based on contemporary French (and Francophone) society including: student life; cinema and culture.
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN FRENCH.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||11||1:00||11:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||2:00||22:00||Language Classes|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||67:00||67:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
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 portfolio tasks, pair and group work and self-study at home and in the Learning Resource Centre. Iniative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials to the classes.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||50||1||M||100||In-class assessment of portfolio tasks and speaking.|
|Written exercise||1||M||Formative task prior to in-class assessment.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning.
Resit: 1-hour exam including grammar and reading comprehension tasks.