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FLTU1304 Beginners French 10 credits Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Paul Ridley

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

None - no previous knowledge/study

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1301Beginners French 20cr Sem1
FLTU1302Beginners French 20cr Sem2
FLTU1303Beginners French 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1305Beginners French

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Beginners 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.


This module introduces students to French and develops their ability to communicate at a beginner's 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 this level. They should also develop an awareness of French culture and be able to advise a friend on how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic 'faux pas' when speaking French in the situations covered by the module.

Learning outcomes
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/visual material
- Understand and make themselves understood by a proficient language speaker in specific contexts
- Demonstrate a basic awareness of grammar
- Demonstrate a basic awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of French and English


-• Exchanging personal information about themselves and their family
• Understanding and expressing numbers, the time, days and dates
• Talking about their studies
• Describing people, places and the weather
• Arranging to meet friends
• Understanding a French menu and ordering food and drinks in a restaurant

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, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class, feedback on homework and the assessed coursework and preparation for the final speaking exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessmentin-class task50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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

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: 07/09/2022


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