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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1322 Lower Intermediate French 20 credits, Semester 2

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Nathalie Lawson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Completion of FLTU1313 / CEFR A2, GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent in this language

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1320Lower Intermediate French
FLTU1323Lower Inter French 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1325Lower Inter French 10cr Sem2
FLTU1329Lower intermediate French 10 credits Semester 1

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 GCSE, CEFR A2 or equivalent and wish to take their French to the next level. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy 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 a French-speaking country and/or the student's area of study through the medium of French. Communication skills which will be developed include discussion, interview techniques, presentation skills, reporting skills and writing a report.


To consolidate knowledge of the French language at lower intermediate/GCSE/CEFR A2 level and develop skills and competence up to AS-level/CEFR B1. On completion of the module, students should be able to deal with information of a general nature in a familiar context and identify and note main points and opinions; sustain longer conversations in French and handle familiar and unfamiliar situations with some ease; exchange opinions and ideas on a range of topics. Students should be able to report facts and opinions with accuracy and compose some creative writing of a certain length.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, and leisure activities, and be able to understand the main points of some TV programmes when the delivery is slow and clear
- Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- Demonstrate proficiency in reading through accurately extracting key information from written sources
- Describe experiences and impressions with a degree of accuracy and fluency appropriate to this level
- Write short independent texts in French
- Demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of French and English


- Review of areas covered in elementary course
- Applying for a job and attending an interview
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreement or disagreement
- Colloquial and casual forms of speech;
- Situations in the workplace
- Making recommendations; instructions; reporting
- Talking about culture and society
- Current affairs: covering areas relating to the environment, the arts, culture, entertainment and media

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours156.00
Total Contact hours44.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Guided independent study
- Preparation of coursework
- Preparation for final assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentWritten task35.00
Assignmentspeaking task35.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)70.00

The resit will be in the form of a writing task.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 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: 17/02/2021 17:29:14


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