FRE-90002 - French 2
Coordinator: Patricia Payne Tel: +44 1782 7 33401
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





French 1 or equivalent (e.g. one year of French language studies several years ago)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module is designed for students who have completed French 1 or equivalent.
The course is based on everyday activities and conversations involving a variety of French-speakers, with authentic audio material which allows students to join in and get the feel of speaking for themselves in a new language. Since contact hours focus on communication skills, they will practise speaking in pairs or groups in a variety of everyday situations, such as travelling in France, visiting Paris and other cities, eating out and shopping.
They will also develop and practise reading and writing in French. Students will have the opportunity to practise and reinforce new knowledge by using computer exercises in the KLE, linked to the weekly classes.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will reach level A1 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - A1).

This module aims to develop written, oral and listening skills acquired in French 1. It aims to enable students to write and talk about lifestyle and leisure activities such as socialising and eating out, travel and transportation, accommodation, and shopping.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Understand simple sentences, for example on notices and in catalogues: 2
Use simple phrases and sentences to describe home and holiday accommodation: 1,2
Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly: 1
Interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things: 1
Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics: 1
Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the French speaking world: 2
recognize simple grammatical structures in French and compare them to the English language: 1,2
Write short messages giving basic information: 2

Study hours

20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time
100 hours class preparation and revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam

School Rules

Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment form
Students are only permitted to take one French language module per semester.
This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessment
A 5-6 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive) and listening (receptive) skills. Task may include role play, presentation, question and answer, description and similar. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups individual marks will be awarded to each student and the total time allowed will be 5-6 minutes per student.

2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writing exam
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.