Module Information

Module Identifier
FR22020
Module Title
French Language (Single Hons European Languages: Minor Language)
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
FR20130
Pre-Requisite
Only available to Single Honours European Language students. (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 French.
External Examiners
  • Dr Marianne Ailes (Senior Lecturer - University of Bristol)
  • Dr Richard E O Waltereit (Reader - Newcastle University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Grammar 10 x 1 Hour Grammar
Grammar 11 x 1 Hour Grammar
Translation 11 x 1 Hour Translations
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 10 pieces of written work over the course of the year (eight assignments to be completed at home and two in-class (one per semester))  100%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   2 hour written examination  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.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5