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 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Completion of French 3 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE Grade B)

Barred Combinations

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

Description for 2019/20

French 4 is designed to continue French language study for students who have successfully completed module French 3 or equivalent (e.g., GCSE Grade B).
It will enhance skills already acquired, developing knowledge of everyday French in spoken, written, reading and listening activities.
The Units 15 to 20 of the course book "French Experience 1- BBC Publications" refer to the experiences of a group of French speakers in France as they visit, travel, talk about their work and engage in work activities, such as using the telephone and talking to colleagues at work. Discussion is furthered by the introduction of topics currently debated by French people.
As in the preceding course, the targeted exercises and audio material provided are extended by the KLE.
When the course is completed, you can expect to have acquired a denser, more complex understanding of the language, together with the ability to respond with confidence.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will reach 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. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Write short, simple notes and messages, for example a personal letter, note of thanks, descriptions. will be achieved by assessments: 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.. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
Understand speech relating to everyday matters,in work or leisure, including telephone messages. 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 more complex 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 reading and writing 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