Module Identifier FR20010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor David Trotter  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite Only available to Single Honours European Language students. (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 French.  
Course delivery Contact Hours   18 hours of lectures / seminars / tutorials  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Written assignments   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  

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, and emphasises in particular aural comprehension skills acquired through the audio-visual medium, in addition to basic compositional skills learnt in workshop-style classes based on video-recorded material. 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. The classes will be devoted to contemporary aspects of France and French society studied through the audio-visual medium. Students will watch a documentary-style programme one week, before being split into smaller groups for follow-up language analysis and discussion of issues relevant to what has been shown. 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.

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.

Reading Lists

Jubb, M. & A. Rouxeville. French Grammar in Context.