Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To consolidate and develop the productive and receptive language skills acquired in the First Year.

Principal learning outcomes

For the Writing French class, to acquire the vocabulary, syntactical and grammatical structures to produce written French in two prescribed genres and based on particular topics; for the Written Translation class, to develop skills in translation to and from French, with focus on specific translation problems, and to develop students’ accuracy in the use of selected grammatical structures; and for Oral classes, to comprehend and produce structured spoken French on a range of topics of contemporary significance as covered in the Writing French class, on current affairs, and in the context of simulated practical scenarios.

Timetabled teaching activities

"Students attend one oral class, and two written language classes per week. French is the principal medium of instruction and of class interaction. Material for classes is drawn in the main from newspapers, journals, television and radio. "

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FR201-30)
B (Examination only) 1st 2 hour examination (Letter Writing) (NOT IN USE) 50%
  2nd 2 hour examination (Translation) (NOT IN USE) 50%
B2 (Examination only) Oral exam 10%
  Online listening exam 5%
  2 hour examination (Essay) 30%
  1 hour examination (Grammar) 25%
  2 hour examination (Translation) 30%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Optional Core