Module Identifier FR10120  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Emyr Jones  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Professor David Trotter, Dr Heather Williams, Mr Kader Izri, Dr Andrew Hussey  
Pre-Requisite A Level or equivalent  
Mutually Exclusive FR11220 , FR11320  
Course delivery Contact Hours   48 Hours (lectures/seminars/tutorials)  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Regular work assignments.   40%  
  Exam   3 Hours   60%  

Brief description

This is a thin module extending over both semesters. It covers written language skills, and includes translation into and out of French, linguistic registers, comprehension, grammar and computer-assisted language learning.

Learning outcomes

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

- identify an increase in your own skills in independent language study since A level
- describe and demonstrate the improvement in your linguistic knowledge and skills since A level
- demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the French language as a subject of study
- display proficiency in basic French grammar and syntax
- translate selected passages from and into French
- point out different registers of written French
- use a range of linguistic structures
- communicate in written French at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- produce summaries of material written in French
- use a relatively extensive French vocabulary
- give your own insights into key aspects of French society
- make both supervised and independent use of the facilities available in the department: video, language laboratory, satellite television

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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
L.S.Byrne & E.L.Churchill. A Comprehensive French Grammar. Blackwell
Collins-Robert. French-English, English-French Dictionary. Collins
** Should Be Purchased
Le Nouveau sans frontieres 3. Cle International