|Module Title||FRENCH LANGUAGE|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Kader Izri|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 French|
|Course delivery||Practical||4 hours per week; 2 per fortnight|
- identify your own improvement in French vocabulary and grammatical knowledge in written - and spoken language
- differentiate between major stylistic levels of French
- recognise and understand different linguistic registers in French
- translate selected French passages showing idiomatic, authentic style and grammatical usage
- present independently prepared material in spoken or written French
- discuss and debate topical issues in French
- summarise in your own words selected pieces of written or spoken French
- give your own insights into contemporary French life and culture
- take part in role-plays in French
- enter into conversation in French with confidence in your ability to express youself
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.
A weekly class, which utilises the course book and other selected material, seeks to develop expression by discussion and by the completion of exercises that include gap-filling description and oral commentary, while the written assignments for this class comprise comprehension, precis, essay writing and translation from French. This is complemented by a fortnightly class which is primarily devoted to translation into French and in which accuracy is stressed. Students will have several written assignments and are required to do assessed work regularly on CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) in the Language Laboratory.
Ten pieces of written work will be required over the year, of which half will be completed in class: these will count for double the weighting of the exercises completed outside the classes. If assessed work is missing, the module marks (for this element of the assessment) will be reviewed at the end of the year. If you have a valid and documented reason for non-submission, the average of the CA will be calculated across the marks of work which was received. If there was no such reason, then a mark of zero will be entered and the average will be calculated across the full range of required work.
Listening comprehension (a skill of considerable importance for the Intercalary Year) will be practised weekly during the year in class. It will be assessed by tests which will contribute 20% of the total module marks. You are expected and strongly advised to practise listening comprehension in your time (e.g. in the language laboratories): this is a skill where practise does indeed make perfect.
Note: Students are expected to obtain a card key for access after 5pm to the Language Laboratory and computer terminals.
In the weekly oral class and the debate/discussion meetings students are required to offer presentations in French on given topics and are expected to participate actively in role play games and discussions relating to contemporary issues.
This module is at CQFW Level 5