Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
French 4 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade B/5-6, CEF level A2)
This module is designed for students who have completed French 4 (or equivalent) and will develop advanced communication skills in everyday situations such as talking about daily routine, socialising and food, family, the home as well as in more complex situations, such as discussing a range of topical issues in French or understanding the French media.This module will further develop French language communication skills enabling students to speak, listen, read and write, by carrying out tasks they are likely to encounter when socialising, travelling or working in French speaking countries. These competences are further developed and built upon by moving beyond the situations of everyday life to more challenging topics (eg media and politics) and will introduce a more complex grammatical structure characteristic of formal written French. In conjunction with the textbook, audio, video and online material will be used to consolidate vocabulary, grammatical structures and themes dealt with in class.The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR- B1).
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/fre-90005/lists
This course aims to consolidate existing language skills and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as general language learning skills. The course is also designed to offer insights into cultural aspects of contemporary France and of the French speaking world.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc: 1,2enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work): 1connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, their dreams, hopes and ambitions: 1,2write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest: 2use French Internet and other authentic sources to collect and use information for essays: 2understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language: 1,2
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 module per semester.
1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken interaction assessmentA 6-7 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.