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FLTU1329 Lower intermediate French 10 credits Semester 1

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Sylvie Benifla

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1313, GCSE in French or equivalent

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

Lower intermediate French is for students who have already reached GCSE French, CEFR A2 or equivalent. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of French culture.


To consolidate knowledge of French at elementary level and develop skills and competence beyond CEFR A2 level. On completion of the module students should be able to identify main points and opinions in a familiar context, reporting these with accuracy, and hold longer conversations in French, exchanging ideas and opinions on a range of topics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a proficient/or competent language speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Read texts of a reasonable length
- Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life, in work and at university, and be able to understand the main points of audio-visual material when the delivery is at a reasonable pace
- Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- Describe experiences and impressions orally and in writing
- Produce independent pieces of writing
- Demonstrate greater understanding of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of French and English


- Review of key areas and grammar covered in the elementary module
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Reporting speech, opinions and thoughts
- Colloquial and casual forms of speech
- Talking about abilities
- Explaining about changes and developments
- The imperative form and expressing necessity
- Natural consequences
- Talking about culture and society and cultural differences

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 22/08/2023


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