Study Abroad and Exchanges



FRE1171 : Level B (HE Intermediate) French - Exchange Semester 1

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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.

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 teaching112:0022:00Language Classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study167:0067:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
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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.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination501M100In-class assessment of portfolio tasks and speaking.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MFormative 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.

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