Module Information

Module Identifier
FR30310
Module Title
The Language of Business and Current Affairs
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Co-Requisite
FR30130
Pre-Requisite
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 French
Pre-Requisite
Intended mainly for MLBA or Single Honours students.
External Examiners
  • Dr Marianne Ailes (Senior Lecturer - University of Bristol)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 4 x 1 Hour Seminars
Lecture 10 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   written examination  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Two written exercises plus one oral presentation  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be well adapted to a career in the French commercial world.

Brief description

Translation, composition and comprehension of texts involving the use of the contemporary French language used in the world
of business and current affairs.

For the oral presentation element, students will be asked to form themselves into groups no larger than 4. They will be asked to research particular topics and then to present their findings, in French, in class. Each member of the group will be expected to conduct research and to participate in the oral presentation.

Students will be set such tasks as reporting on the economic policies of one particular political party in France; or on a multinational company; or on a Societe Anonyme in France; or on the impact and importance of one company or a particular industry on a French region.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6