FRENCH LANGUAGE II - 2017/8

Module code: FRE1060

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

ARCHER LM Dr (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

JACs code

R110

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Seminar Hours: 24

Tutorial Hours: 11

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INTEGRATED SKILLS PORTFOLIO 60%
Examination 2-HOUR EXAMINATION 40%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

This module is taught in the target language in semester 2 of FHEQ Level 4

 

Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.

Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments. Verbal

feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Module aims

To develop the linguistic skills to enable students to participate and communicate effectively in a range of professional contexts.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Communicate effectively, in speaking and writing, and with a relatively good degree of fluency and accuracy in a range of professional settings, in French CPT
Recognise distinguishing features of spoken and written professional genres KCPT
Recognise and use appropriate nonverbal techniques in professional communication CP
Use the grammatical and pragmatic conventions of language which are required for communication in professional contexts KCP
Understand spoken and written French on professional topics KCPT
Demonstrate a good degree of grammatical accuracy in their use of more advanced French grammar KCPT
Demonstrate a good degree of accuracy and appropriateness in the intonation of individual words and sentences CP
Recognise first language inference CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Indicative content includes:


Delivering a presentation, e.g. body language, visual aids, handling questions,
Negotiating: making suggestions, accepting and rejecting proposals and suggestions, bargaining, summarizing results
Making phone calls
Handling complaints and giving advice
Chairing and participating in meetings
Listening comprehension
Workplace writing genres, e.g. e-mails and letters, minutes, reports
CVs and cover letters
Intonation, stress, pitch
Grammatical terminology in French
The grammar of spoken and written French



 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 


Enable students to develop their language skills as a medium for understanding, expression and communication, through listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language;
Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading in the target language;
Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the written assignment;
Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.
Develop communication skills through interactions in class;
Acquire a broad knowledge of the history, culture and institutions of the societies in which French is used.


 

The learning and teaching methods include:

 


Three contact hours per week over Semester 2.
Classes will include lectures and seminars;
students are expected to read extensively outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


Knowledge and understanding of the use of the target language;
Ability to analyse and interpret texts;
Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;
Ability to take notes effectively and use IT skills to find and present relevant information;
Subject-specific knowledge of French language in a professional environment.


 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Portfolio: 5 tasks. 1- listening test on a job research topic; 2-cv and cover letter; 3-job interview; 4-text analysis; 5-grammar test. These enabling students to develop subject specific knowledge, improve their written and oral French, and develop their grammar accuracy.
Two hour exam. Students answer three questions, in French, based on a text which topic refers to professional French, and write an essay on a topic related to the text. Assesses ability to write accurate and appropriate French, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of topics covered.


 

Formative assessment and feedback


Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.
Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.
Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Reading list

Reading list for FRENCH LANGUAGE II : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fre1060

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.