Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
French 1 or equivalent (e.g. one year of French language studies several years ago)
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).
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/fre-90002/lists
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.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Understand simple sentences, for example on notices and in catalogues: 2Use simple phrases and sentences to describe home and holiday accommodation: 1,2Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly: 1Interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things: 1Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics: 1Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the French speaking world: 2recognize simple grammatical structures in French and compare them to the English language: 1,2Write short messages giving basic information: 2
20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time 100 hours class preparation and revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam 8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents are only permitted to take one French language module per semester.This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.
1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken interaction assessmentA 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 examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.