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Module

FRE1065 : Level A (HE Entry Level) French I

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Cécilia Gil
  • Other Staff: Dr Elodie Roy
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degree offered in SML this module will:

- Focus on developing the students' communicative competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammar and lexical accuracy, range and pronunciation);
- Prepare students for the future study of the language (written communicative and oral / aural skills);
- Facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken output.
- Develop independent language learning strategies.

This module is intended for students wishing to study French/German/Spanish at beginner level, both true beginners and students with a limited prior knowledge of French/German/Spanish. This is a general language class offering students the opportunity to study and practise French/German/Spanish (speaking, reading, writing and listening skills) for three weekly contact hours. Themes and communication skills addressed in the language classes include: talking about yourself; expressing opinions: agreement and disagreement; and referring to past and future events (including plans and intentions).

Outline Of Syllabus

Examples of themes and communication skills addressed in the language classes include:

- Talking (including listening) and writing about yourself (personal information, likes and dislikes etc).
- Socializing (including both speaking and listening): making appointments, making/ accepting/ declining invitations.
- Talking (including listening) and writing about other people: family relationships etc.
- Expressing opinions: agreement and disagreement in speaking and writing.
- Making requests formally and informally.
- Referring to present, past and future events (including plans and intentions, in speaking and writing).
- Writing informal letters, descriptions, simple reports and narratives.
- Talking (including listening) and writing about landscape and climate.
- Talking (including listening) and writing about careers and professions.
- Talking (including listening) and writing about university life.
- Talking (including listening) and writing about travel.

Please note that tasks concerning talking involve both speaking and listening.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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