2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FLTU1305 Beginners French
10 creditsClass Size: 17
Module manager: Nathalie Lawson
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
This module is mutually exclusive with
|FLTU1301||Beginners French 20cr Sem1|
|FLTU1302||Beginners French 20cr Sem2|
|FLTU1303||Beginners French 20cr Sem1&2|
|FLTU1304||Beginners French 10 credits Semester 2|
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summaryBeginners French 10 credits is for students who have not previously studied French. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing and an introduction to French culture. You may want to learn a new language, you may already have an interest in France or you may be planning to travel - whatever your reason, this module will equip you with some practical language skills and intercultural awareness. Please be aware that if you are interested in progressing to elementary level, you should take a 20-credit module in beginners French.
ObjectivesThis 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.
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, 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 proficient 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 including the present tense, prepositions, adjectives, formation of the negative.
1. Exchange personal information about themselves, their family, their interests.
2. Understand and use numbers, the time, dates.
3. Understand and give simple descriptions including use of the comparative and superlative, sizes, colours.
4. Talk about likes and dislikes and food.
5. Talk about daily routine.
6. Understanding and giving simple directions.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||80.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study- Guided independent study each week including homework.
- Review of the lesson; preparation and practice for the assessment and the final exam.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress is monitored through:
- the weekly homework exercises;
- the student's participation in class;
- preparation for the final exam.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 10 mins||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
resit takse the form of a writing task.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:36:38
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