Module Identifier FR10210  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Kader Izri  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite A level or equivalent  
Mutually Exclusive FR11220, FR11320  
Course delivery Contact Hours   Total of 36 Seminars/Tutorials and Practicals (to include CALL)  
Assessment Semester Exam   Oral Examination in the department. This will take place at the end of Semester 2 and will take the form of a 15 minute interview with a native speaker. In the interview each student will be asked to: (a) read a passage in French (which will be given to the student 15 minutes prior to interview) and answer a few questions, in French, on the content of the passage; (b) offer a brief presentation (5 minutes), in French, on a selected topic. (Each student will be given notice of three topics to prepare for this presentation, from which the tutor will choose one, during the interview, upon which the student will be asked to speak.); (c) engage in a general conversation. The distribution of marks for the above parts of the oral examination is as follows: (a) 25%; (b) 25%; (c) 50%.   80%  
  Semester Assessment   Continuous Assessment: This will be based equally on: (a) regularity of attendance at the weekly oral class, (b) active participation in the class and (c) oral exposes.   20%  

Brief description

This is a thin module extending over Semesters 1 and 2. The module will develop oral and aural skills and will consolidate work carried out in FR10120.

This module aims - via weekly class meetings with a native speaker - to develop in students the acquisition of active oral and aural skills in French and generally to enhance communicative competence and confidence in the language.

Course content:
Discussion and debates on topical issues; the use of media articles, audio and visual tapes, with discussion and commentary on these; role plays; individual presentations. In all these activities special attwention is paid to accuracy in pronunciation and fluency.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is the acquisition of oral and aural skills in French in order to develop communicative competence.

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

- demonstrate your commitment to authentic French pronunciation
- carry on discussion and debate at a standard appropriate to level 1
- respond with clear understanding to spoken French
- demonstrate familiarity and confidence in the spoken application of French grammar
- give your own insights into key aspects of French society
- select media articles, audio and video tapes for discussion in class
- perform simple role plays in French
- make individual presentations in French
- demonstrate an improvement in fluency since entry
- make both supervised and independent use of video, language laboratory, satellite television to practice oral and aural skill

Progress in oral use of language is assessed continuously in class as well as by examination at the end of the year. All assessment is designed to measure your progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level