French Intermediate Two

Module titleFrench Intermediate Two
Module codeFLF2330
Academic year2019/0
Credits30
Module staff

Dr Jane Lee (Lecturer)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

11

Number students taking module (anticipated)

50

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

French Intermediate 2 is intended for those who have successfully completed FLF2230 French Intermediate 1, who have a level broadly of AO / AS (Grade A-B) or an A level (Grade C or below) or equivalent. The module provides a systematic approach to building on essential grammar structures in a communicative context. The module is taught as far as possible in French.

French Intermediate Two can be taken towards achieving ‘with proficiency in French”, see http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/flc/undergraduate/proficiency/

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module exit level is at high B1 level of the Common European Framework and aims to:

  • Consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping you with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in a variety of social situations
  • Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, reading and productive skills in speaking, writing
  • Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop student awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of an extensive range of grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend written and aural texts of a more technical nature on both concrete and abstract topics in the target language
  • 3. Communicate confidently and spontaneously in a wide range of situations including more specialised topics, both orally and in writing, and produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects in the target language

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise your learning with some guidance from the tutor.
  • 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate your learning.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Give a clear, prepared presentation on a general topic and take an active part in discussions, accounting for and sustaining your views
  • 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and rigour and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

Grammar: (non-exhaustive list):

  • Tenses: perfect, imperfect, pluperfect; future
  • Moods: past and present conditional; subjunctive
  • Verbal prepositions
  • Pronouns: relative (simple and composed), “en &“y”
  • Indirect speech and tense sequencing
  • Passive voice
  • Chronological and logical connectors
  • Articles
  • Comparatives & superlatives

Topics (non-exhaustive list):

  • Tell a story in the past, describe events and speak about yourself
  • Give an advice, express a judgment and compare situations
  • Speak your dreams, future, make plans and hypothesis
  • Express your feelings
  • Speak on the phone
  • Ask for help and provide help
  • Argue and moderate your speech
  • Speak about everyday life and comment the news

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching66Language classes
Guided independent study234Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in French. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write assignments and further develop a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video/DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software.

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
5 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)Variable1-5, 7Written and oral feedback
1 in-class formative task in week 12 (during the first two timetabled hours)1.5 hours1-5, 7Written and oral feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
05050

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-class listening test2045 minutes2, 7Written and oral feedback with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor(s)
Oral test308-9 minutes1, 3-7Written feedback sheet (upon request)
Written examination502 hours1-5, 7Written feedback (upon request)

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In-class listening test and written examinationWritten examination1-5, 7Referral/Deferral period
Oral testOral test1, 3-7Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

For the re-assessment, there will be no in-class listening test, instead there will be an oral test (30%) and a written examination (70%).

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Alter EGO + B1 : Livre De L'Elève + CD-Rom by by Catherine Dollez & Sylvie Pons, Publisher: Hachette; 3 edition (28 Jan. 2013) , ISBN-13: 978-2011558145

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

  • Grammaire progressive du français - Nouvelle édition : Livre intermediare A2/B1 + 440 exercices, CD. 4th edition by Maia Grégoire & Odile Thievenaz, Publisher: Cle international (Sept 2017), ISBN-13: 978-209038103
  • Dictionary: Collins/Robert French Dictionary or Oxford/Hachette French Dictionary

 

Key words search

French, intermediate, two

Credit value30
Module ECTS

15

Module pre-requisites

Completion of FLF2230 or equivalent

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

5

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2011

Last revision date

17/01/2019