Applied French 2B module (PF22004)

This is designed for learners with prior qualifications at university entrance level in French

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You will master thoroughly a wide range of structures of the French language. You will become very familiar with French-speaking cultures. You will learn to communicate competently in French. You will be able to do so in a wide range of complex informal and formal situations.

This learning will be of use to you both in your personal and professional lives. You will work within the level of B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

You will learn to recognise, understand, and apply the main vocabulary and grammatical structures of French. This will allow you to learn to communicate competently across the four language skills. These are listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

You will also develop skills in:

  • critical reading
  • listening and contextualised summary
  • conducting surveys

You will also learn skills towards producing an individual written project.

Examples of topics are:

  • publicity
  • tourism
  • geography and regional differences
  • historical events and political structures
  • current affairs
  • contemporary social and cultural issues

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • understand and apply competently a wide range of complex linguistic structures in French. This will show deeper awareness of complex features of the French language system
  • be able to use a concise bilingual English-French dictionary with ease
  • be able to use new technology appropriately
  • show extensive familiarity with contemporary French-speaking societies and cultures. You will be able to discern and evaluate subtle differences between customs and conventions and those of the UK
  • listen to, read, speak, and write French effectively, and with attention to detail, in a wide range of complex formal and informal contexts
  • conduct independent investigative and analytical project work in French. For this you will use a wide range of printed, audio-visual, and web-based resources
  • use language skills at a level of B2 as described in the Council of Europe Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR)

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • show a high level of competence in complex features of the French language. This will be across the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • show a high level of familiarity with key features of selected French-speaking cultures
  • communicate very competently in French, and with attention to detail, in a range of complex formal and informal situations

Assignments / assessment

  • coursework (75%)
    • oral (25%)
    • written project (40%)
    • grammar (10%)
  • exam (25%)
    • this will consist of one 10-minute oral degree exam

To pass the module, both the total written and oral components of the assessment portfolio (written 50%, oral 50%) must be passed.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • in-person workshops
    • oral skills language classes
    • written skills language classes
  • independent study


This module is available on following courses: