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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1313 Elementary French 20 credits, Semesters 1&2

20 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Amanda Deacon
Email: lfa@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

FLTU Level 0 or equivalent in this language

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 already have a basic knowledge of the language and wish to take their French to the next level. The emphasis is on achieving a practical level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing greater confidence and 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 some of the major cultural and linguistic differences.

Objectives

With their beginners' competence in French, students taking this module should be able to build on their existing knowledge of the language and develop and extend their ability to communicate and function in French.

They should also further develop their understanding of Francophone culture and know how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic faux pas when speaking French and/or when in France.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of commonly used instructions, commands and expressions in the topics covered;
- read short texts in French;
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material;
- handle short conversations in a familiar context;
- understand, and make themselves understood by, a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of French and English;
- produce short pieces of independent writing in French;
- demonstrate their knowledge of key areas of grammar.


Syllabus

1. Introducing self and others in the university context
2. Describing the characteristics of a person, place or things
3. Making arrangements
4. Describing routines, habits and interests
5. Discussing topics of current interest :fashion, living arrangements, travelling
6. Giving opinions, making comparisons and expressing preferences
7. Understanding and giving common instructions and commands
8. Making phone calls
9. Talking about problems and explaining solutions.
10. Cultural topics e.g. festivals

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 homework, review of the lesson as well as preparation, practice and consolidation for the weekly classes, the portfolio and the final exam.

The portfolio provides a framework for independent learning, enabling students to take more control over what they need to focus on, make their own choice of materials and employ their preferred style of learning.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Weekly homework tasks
- Participation in class
- Mid-semester portfolio review
- Preparation for final exam.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment2 core tasks, one reading and one listening30.00
Written Work2 writing tasks in class30.00
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 09:25:44

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