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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1345 Advanced French

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Karima Gaci

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

FLTU1333, CEFR B2, A2 Grades A - C or equivalent in this language

This module is mutually exclusive with

FREN1010Language Awareness and Skills

Module replaces

FLTU1344, FLTU1346, FLTU1348

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 good grade at A-level (A2) and wish to take their French to the next level. The emphasis is on achieving a high level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing in both formal and informal registers.The module includes a portfolio of independent work and a mini-research project which provides the opportunity to research an area related to your studies through the medium of French. Communication skills which will be developed include debating skills, discussion, role play, interview techniques, presentation skills and writing a report.


On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- extract accurately information from a wide range of materials
- develop skills and competence beyond A2/CEFR B2
- maintain a lengthy conversation in French on a range of topics
- show spontaneity in expressing and defending their ideas in French
- research, analyse and present a prepared aspect of their field of study in French
- use appropriate idioms and expressions in French; scan and skim French texts relating to their field of study
- understand points of view and implicit meanings
- write freely for a variety of purposes in French, adapting style and register appropriately.

Learning outcomes
On completing this module students would be expected to have achieved a level which is post A-level +1.

They should have increased their vocabulary and knowledge of idioms in the topics covered; increased their general knowledge and understanding of these areas especially in the context of modern French culture and institutions; and increased their knowledge of, and ability to use, grammar accurately.


Main topics covered:
- the Arts today in France including cinema, architecture, public art and music;
- society - family, languages and immigration

The content is deliberately general to appeal to students from a variety of academic backgrounds. Students will be able to specialise when preparing their portfolio.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

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 independant study
Preparation of coursework
Preparation for final assessment

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Class participation, speaking and writing task.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentWritten Task35.00
AssignmentSpeaking Task35.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)70.00

The resit will take the form of a writing task.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)30.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:36:38


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