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FLTU1325 Lower Intermediate French 10 credits, Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Nathalie Lawson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Some formal learning of French to approx FLTU Level 2 or equivalent (typically a good GCSE)

This module is mutually exclusive with any other FLTU module in this language (FLTU132X)

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1320Lower Intermediate French
FLTU1322Lower Inter French 20cr Sem2
FLTU1323Lower Inter French 20cr Sem1&2
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

A 'light' post-GCSE level course which encourages communication in the target language. The study of grammatical structures and cultural awareness is incorporated into the language programme. Self-study in the Self-Access Area is integrated into the monitoring and assessment. The specific load of individual study work for students will be defined in the Scheme of Work for the course. The portfolio assessment method allows students to target their own interests and areas of linguistic weakness.


The aim of this module is for students to progress from approx GCSE level to AS level or equivalent in the four skills, with an emphasis on oral communication.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- show an understanding of commonly used instructions and commands;
- extract information from audio and video materials;
- handle short conversations in a familiar context;
- be easily understood by a sympathetic native speaker;
- read short and simple authentic texts from their field of study;
- produce limited short pieces of independent writing;
- demonstrate their knowledge of key areas of grammar;
- demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of English and French.


Topics/skills covered at this level include:
- dealing with more everyday formal and informal work situations;
- giving and asking for instructions, and opinions;
- giving a prepared presentation;
- explaining ideas and information;
- developing strategies for extracting and adapting information from authentic texts related to the student's field of study.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class112.0022.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week including homework, review of the lesson as well as preparation, practice and consolidation for the weekly classes and the final exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Participation in class.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectWriting Task (50%)50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Resit consists of a writing task.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

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


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