FRE-90004 - French 4
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





Completion of French 3 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade C/4-5, CEF level A2)

Barred Combinations

Description for 2022/23

This module will develop French language study for students who have successfully completed French 3 (or equivalent). It will enhance skills already acquired, developing knowledge of everyday French in spoken, written, reading and listening activities. Discussion is furthered by the introduction of topics currently debated by French people. In addition the use of targeted exercises and audio material are extended on the KLE. On completion of the module students should have acquired a more complex understanding of the language, together with the ability to respond with confidence.
The language level for this module corresponds to work leading to Level A2 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - A2).

This module aims to consolidate written, reading, oral and listening skills in the target language, as well as providing students with 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, adverts, menus, timetables, brochures, newspapers: 1,2
Speak using more sophisticated phrases to talk about a range of topics, including current issues, social concerns, as well as everyday situations, including speaking on the phone: 1
Understand speech relating to everyday matters,in work or leisure, including telephone messages: 1,2
Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the French speaking world: 2
Recognize more complex grammatical structures in French and compare them to the English language: 1,2
Write short, simple notes and messages, for example a personal letter, note of thanks, descriptions: 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.

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.