Applied French 1B

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Credits

20

Module code

PF12004

  • Level 1
  • Semester 2
  • Languages - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 50% Examination 50%

Description

All language modules focus on practical communication skills and further develop grammatical competence emphasising the four skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking. You will recognise and apply competently basic lexical and grammatical structures, use a bilingual dictionary effectively and be able to read, understand and summarise the main points of basic and increasingly complex written texts and complex spoken messages in a variety of situations. You will conduct an independent investigation and project work, deepen your awareness of contemporary societies, cultures, customs and conventions and understand the wider European historical, geographical and socio-political context. You will also increase your ability to make informed cross-culture comparisons in a European context and build up cultural awareness and intercultural competence.

Indicative Content:

  • Formal grammar
  • Listening comprehension, note taking and summary skills
  • Individual written project
  • Investigative and interviewing skills
  • Skills of oral presentation and persuasion
  • Topic areas include environment and tourism, media and publicity, historical events and political structures

Co-requisites

PF11003 - Applied French 1A

Anti-requisites

PF12002 - Applied French 1B (Intensive)

Teaching

There are 4 compulsory language tutorial hours per week over 11 weeks.

Assessment

The assessed components of this module are:

  • Oral assessment (25%)
  • Project (15%)
  • Grammar tests (10%)
  • Oral examination (25%)
  • Degree examination (25%)

Reading

  • Mastering French Vocabulary, Wolfgang Georg Fischer, Barron's Educational Series; 2nd edition.  ISBN-10: 0764123947.  ISBN-13: 978-0764123948
  • Action Grammaire: Turk & Vandaele.  Publisher Hodder Education, Hodder Arnold.  ISBN 0-340-91524-2
  • Le Robert et Collins poche francais-anglaise, anglaise-francais Dominique Le Fur.  Editions Le Robert; Edition: 2014 Collection: Le Robert & Collins Poche Langue: Francais ISBN-10: 2849028533 ISBN-13: 978-2849028537

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Module Aims

  • This module aims to enable students to develop linguistic knowledge, cultural awareness and transferable communication skills, likely to be useful in both professional and personal life. 

  • On completion of this module, students should master thoroughly the main structures of the relevant foreign language, be very familiar with many key features of the relevant foreign culture, and communicate competently in the foreign language in a range of increasingly complex informal and formal situations.