Module Identifier FR30130  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Kader Izri  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 French.  
Mutually Exclusive FF30130  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   60 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2x2 Hours written exams   30%  
  Oral examination     30%  
  Continuous assessment   Written assignments 30%; oral 10%.   40%  

Brief description
Written language skills - including translation into and out of French; linguistic registers; stylistic exercises; grammar revision. Acquisition of oral and aural skills in French; coversation practice; presentation of prepared exposes in French; discussion and debate of topical issues.

By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:

- quantify your own improvement in French vocabulary, grammatical knowledge and spoken language since before going abroad
- translate idiomatically into and out of French, using factual or fictional texts
- translate selected unseen passages in class
- prepare passages for translation and discussion in class
- explain and justify your own choice and use of different linguistic registers
- demonstrate active command of stylistic levels of French
- demonstrate competence in preparing effectively for essay-writing: structuring work, constructing logical argument and expressing ideas in the appropriate linguistic register
- apply language skills acquired in Frenchland during the year abroad, with particular emphasis on achieving as native-like a pronunciation as possible
- express yourself with confidence using a rich and varied vocabulary
- apply orally the complex vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in written classes
- present independently prepared material in spoken or written French
- analyse and discuss complex French texts
- give detailed insight into French cultural and political affairs

Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests as well as end of year examinations. All assessment is designed to measure your progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level.