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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1303 Beginners French 20 credits, Semester 1&2

20 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Martine Orbaum
Email: lfa@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1301Beginners French 20cr Sem1
FLTU1302Beginners French 20cr Sem2
FLTU1304Beginners French 10 credits Semester 2
FLTU1305Beginners French

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of French. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing confidence and a degree of accuracy when using the language in a limited range of situations.The module also aims to stimulate students' interest in France and deepen their knowledge and understanding of French society and culture.

Objectives

This module aims to introduce students to the French language and gradually develop their ability to function at beginners' level. Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar for that level. They should also develop an awareness of French culture.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered;
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material;
- understand and make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate some awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of French and English;
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar.


Syllabus

1. Exchange personal information about themselves and their family
2. Understand and use numbers, the time, dates
3. Basic shopping including food, clothes, colours, asking about prices, sizes
4. Understand and give simple descriptions
5. Talk about likes and dislikes
6. Talk about daily routine
7. Talk about the weather
8. Eating out
9. Understanding and giving simple directions.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class212.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week including review of the lesson, self study and homework tasks, some of which will be submitted for the portfolio; preparation and practice for the final exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study, participation in class, feedback on core tasks, feedback on homework and preparation for the final speaking exam.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment2 core tasks, one reading and one listening30.00
Portfolio2 writing tasks30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)40.00

Resit: require submission of a new portfolio in the first week of the resit period

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:33

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