FRE-90007 - French 7
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 6 or equivalent (e.g. CEF level B1, AS-level grade B, A-level grade D)

Barred Combinations

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

Description for 2019/20

The course is designed for students with an advanced knowledge of French and will develop their advanced communication skills in French in everyday situations as well as in more complex contexts, in particular in discussing a range of topical issues in French or understanding contemporary France.
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 texts in French on issues such as the environment, health, the use of new technologies.
In French 7, we continue from French 6 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.
We will make an extensive use of French resources available on the Internet to consolidate vocabulary, grammatical structures and themes dealt with in class.
The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level B2 of the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -B2).

This module aims to build on students' existing knowledge of French and will consolidate all areas of grammar, while at the same time expanding their vocabulary base. It will:
- enable students to confidently discuss various aspects of contemporary French society, such as education and social and political questions.
- enable communication, in both written and oral mode, in more formal areas of French.
- develop the student's ability to engage with a wide range of situations of everyday life in a French speaking context as well as to gain a more in depth understanding of French culture and society.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand extended speech and lectures. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 4
read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. will be achieved by assessments: 3
present clear descriptions on a wide range of subjects. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
write clear text, expressing points of view. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
demonstrate accurate usage of the language with regard to register, vocabulary and grammar will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
understand and discuss a variety of cultural issues that have shaped contemporary France will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
exploit resources to research topics (newspapers, French webpages etc) 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, 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 test
One or two short oral tests including tasks such as question and answer, role play, debate or presentation.

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minute listening test