FRE-90005 - French 5
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 4 or equivalent (e.g. CEF level A2, GCSE grade A)

Barred Combinations

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

Description for 2019/20

The course is designed for students with prior knowledge of French and will develop advanced communication skills in French 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. To help you achieve this, the course-book, ''French Experience 2'' (BBC Publications) will provide you with an advanced vocabulary and plenty of practice. It also allows you to get a better understanding of the grammatical structure of the language.
By the end of this course you be able to understand extended vocabulary and complex phrases concerning a French speaking environment. You will understand complex sentences, for example those used in French speaking media. You will be able to interact in a more elaborate way with French people. You will be able to ask and answer a range of questions on familiar topics and discuss issues of contemporary France. You will be able to use complex phrases and sentences to describe your everyday life and life in your country. You will be able to write simple letters describing for instance a past holiday as well as longer texts in French.
In French 5, we continue from French 4 and you will both consolidate the skills you have acquired at that level and build on them by moving beyond the situations of everyday life to more challenging (and stimulating) topics like the media or politics. You will extend your vocabulary base and be introduced to the more complex grammatical structures characteristic of formal, written French.
Alongside the textbook, we will use audio,video and online material 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 European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -B1).

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.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc.
will be achieved by assessments: 1,3,4
understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work). will be achieved by assessments: 1,3
connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, their dreams, hopes and ambitions. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
use French Internet and other authentic sources to collect and use information for essays. will be achieved by assessments: 1
reflect on their language learning process and deploy language learning strategies appropriate to their level of competence. 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, simple translations, letters, essays and written-up self-directed learning tasks. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.

2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
A 1 hour written examination
Examination testing reading and writing skills

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