Module code: FRE2030

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

ARCHER LM Dr (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Seminar Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 10

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation ORAL PRESENTATION 20%
Examination 2-HOUR EXAMINATION 40%

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module overview

This module is taught in the target language in semester 1 of FHEQ Level 5

Qualifying Condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.


Module aims

This module aims to further develop the linguistic skills acquired in Language I and II to enable students to communicate effectively and accurately in the target language in specific academic and work related contexts and to produce complex, sophisticated and accurate written and spoken texts.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Write extended research essays in French KCT
express and discuss opinions with a high degree of fluency and appropriateness in French KCPT
understand and use advanced grammatical / syntactical structures in French CPT
Interact confidently and with a good degree of fluency and appropriateness in a range of academic and professional contexts CPT
Give feedback to peers and self-assess their written and spoken language  CPT
Recognise and avoid first-language inference CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Identifying and evaluating appropriate source materials
Extracting and synthesizing information
Integrating source materials with their own thinking
Reflecting critically on their own and others’ perspectives
Distinguishing fact from opinion in the source material
Presenting facts vs. opinions
Linking thoughts, ideas and arguments; oral and written signposts for constructing an argument
Data commentary
Referencing skills and bibliography writing 
Register and style
Presenting research in written and spoken modes
Methods of self-and peer-assessment of spoken and written texts
Advanced grammar topics

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.



The learning and teaching methods include:


Three contact hours per week over Semester 1.
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

Reading list

Reading list for FRENCH LANGUAGE III :

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.