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2014/15 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1320 Lower Intermediate French 10 credits, Semesters 1&2

10 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Caroline Campbell

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

Year running 2014/15

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

FLTU1322Lower Inter French 20cr Sem2
FLTU1323Lower Inter French 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1325Lower Inter French 10cr Sem2

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 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
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
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
ProjectReading Task (10%), Speaking Task (30%), Written Task (30%)70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)70.00

- Resit – electronic submission of a new project focusing on a new topic and based on reading and writing only

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)0 hr 20 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)30.00

New written task based on new research.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 11/05/2015


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