Module Identifier FR20010  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor David A 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 Other   Contact Hours. 18 hours of lectures / seminars / tutorials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Written assignments40%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours Supplementary examinations consist of one three hour paper (unless only the oral component is failed in which case the supplementary examination will be an oral)  100%

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.

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.   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. 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.

Reading Lists

Carpenter, C. and Broady, E. (2000) Savoir-Faire: an Advanced French Course (Student's Book) Routledge 0-415-13090-5


This module is at CQFW Level 5