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 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective





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

Barred Combinations

Students are only permitted to take one French language module per semester.
This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.

Description for 2019/20

This module is designed for students who have acquired 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 you to join in and get the feel of speaking for yourself in your new language.
Each unit contains key words and phrases, leading into your ability to listen with confidence and use your new vocabulary. Since contact hours focus on communication skills, you 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.
You will also develop and practise reading and writing in French. The Units 5 to 9 of the course book "French Experience 1- BBC Publications" will provide outline and structure to the course, but the book will be supplemented by other materials. You will have the opportunity to practise and reinforce your 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. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
Write short messages giving basic information. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
Use simple phrases and sentences to describe home and holiday accommodation. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3
Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 3, 4
Interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4
Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the French speaking world will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
Develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1
recognize simple grammatical structures in French and compare them to the English language will be achieved by assessments: 1,2

Study hours

22 hours contact time
44 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises)
54 hours class revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 20%
Coursework documenting student's progress
The course work will comprise of tasks such as vocabulary exercises, written-up role-play dialogues, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, very simple translations and written-up self-directed learning tasks. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.

2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1-hour examination
An examination testing writing and reading skills, the range of vocabulary actively used and understood without the use of a dictionary, and basic grammatical knowledge.

3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral Exam
One or two short oral tests, including tasks such as question and answer, role play, or presentation.

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-minute listening test