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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: FRE1051 Module Title: FRENCH STAGE 6 ERASMUS
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCF206
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: LEFEVRE S Ms (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 5 Number of ECTS credits: 2.5
Module Availability
Both semesters, two hours per week
Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
by the setting of writing and oral tasks (which may include a project)
by the setting of writing and oral tasks

There will be ongoing assessment by the tutor, taking into account the students’ contributions to class and oral work, as well as their fulfillment of homework tasks.
Module Overview
Stage 5 French or equivalent
Module Aims
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the module students will be able to:
  • Understand in depth and draw inferences from complex spoken language
  • Communicate and respond orally with ease and fluency, showing the ability to negotiate and debate
  • Understand and analyse in depth complex material written in a variety of registers
  • Write extensively in the target language with a high degree of accuracy and using a wide variety of structures and lexis.  
For Socrates students only: In addition, students will be able to carry out satisfactorily a substantial linguistic assignment which tests language skill at a higher level of proficiency
Students will have acquired a sophisticated understanding of the advanced structures of the language and a very good awareness of nuance and register, with particular reference to the topic areas under "Content" below. They will have broadened and deepened their understanding of French language and culture, especially within the context of the areas studied.
Module Content
Topic areas
  • Extension of Stage 5 topics (Science & Technology, Environment, French society)
  • Social and Economic issues
Advanced grammar and lexical work to develop a sense of register and sophisticated written and speaking skills
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Emphasis is placed on training in listening, speaking and reading skills by means of pair and group work and individual presentations in the language. Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible, and material drawn from a variety of sources, including audio and video tapes, will be exploited. Consolidation of learning will be by the practice of language skills inside and outside the classroom, using a variety of means, including computer-assisted language learning.
Selected Texts/Journals
Extracts from books, newspapers and magazines, selected by the tutor
Collins Robert French Dictionary
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