Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
French 5 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade A*, AS-level grade D or lower)
Students are allowed to undertake only one French module per semester.
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 6, we continue from French 5 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.Upon successful completion of this course, students will reach level B1 of the Common European Language Framework (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-90006/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 point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. will be achieved by assessments: 1,4understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2enter unprepared into conversation on topics such as travel and current events. Student can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. will be achieved by assessments: 3briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Student can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe their reactions. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3write personal letters describing experiences and impressions. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2use French Internet and other authentic sources to collect and use information for essays. will be achieved by assessments: 1reflect on their language learning process and deploy language learning strategies appropriate to their level of competence. will be achieved by assessments: 1
24 hours contact time44 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises)54 hours class revision and private study20 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam
1: Coursework weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Coursework documenting student's progressThe 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 examinationExamination testing reading and writing skills3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examOne 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