FRE-90003 - French 3
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

International Business Combined Honours (Level 6)
Law Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (International Business) Single Honours (Level 6)

Available as a Free Standing Elective





French 2 or equivalent (CEF Level A1, GCSE Grade C or lower)

Barred Combinations

Students are only permitted to take one French language module per semester.

Description for 2019/20

This module is designed for students who have successfully completed French 1 and 2 (or equivalent) at Keele, or who have completed other courses consisting of up to 4 years of taught French.
Set in France, The Units 10 to 14 of the course book "French Experience 1- BBC Publications" follow the experiences of a group of native speakers as they work, travel, socialise and visit other parts of the French-speaking world. Thoughtfully designed to introduce the complexities of more advanced forms of the language, the course also engages with francophone culture.
You will be involved in a variety of experiences through audio-material integrated with the course, enabling you to participate in conversations and situations.
The course exploits every aspect of language-learning methods, providing reinforcement of new ideas by carefully designed exercises and supporting material both from the coursebook and from the KLE.
The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level A2 of the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -A2).

Students who have basic knowledge of written and spoken French will acquire more knowledge and develop writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, as well as an understanding of French life and culture.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

Read short, simple texts and extract information from everyday materials, for example letters,advertisements, menus, timetables. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
Write short, simple notes and messages, for example a personal letter of thanks. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
Interact in simple and routine exchanges of information on familiar topics and activities. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 3
Speak using simple phrases to describe a range of topics, such as family and friends, other people, living conditions, education, work. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
Understand phrases and vocabulary relating to areas of immediate personal relevance, catching the main point in short, clear, simple messages and statements. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 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

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 written examination
Examination testing writing and reading skills

3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examination
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