Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
Only available to Single Honours European Language students. (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 French.
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 1.5 hours per week (1 weekly plus 1 fortnightly class)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 10 pieces of work over the course of the year  100%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have a good advanced passive command of different registers of French and a better understanding of the workings of French grammar within the written language.

Brief description

This module forms part of the core Level 2 programme in European Languages (French Minor) and is one of the three written language courses taken in that year. It aims to enhance students' understanding of French as a spoken and written language. Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have an improved awareness of French structures and idiom appropriate to both the spoken and written registers.

You will attend only the fortnightly classes followed by students taking FR20130, and produce less written assessed work. You will be required to submit a total of four pieces of continuously assessable work, as directed by the tutor of your group. Some of the continuous assessment work will be based on group presentations in French.

It is your responsibility to make sure that the tutor for the fortnightly class knows that you are a 2S European Languages, minor language student.

Written work must be handed in on time: your tutor, like you, works to a demanding timetable and will not be able to accommodate late submission of work. Marks for assessed work will make up 40% of the total marks for the module, and it will thus be evident from simple calculations that failure to hand in work as required will rapidly reduce your overall marks on the module.

Reading List

Should Be Purchased
Hawkins, Roger & Towell, Richard (2010) French Grammar and Usage 3rd edition Hodder Education Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5