FRENCH STAGE 2 - 2017/8

Module code: FREL032

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

SALLER C Ms (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

Global Graduate Award

JACs code

R110

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 112

Lecture Hours: 38

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INTEGRATED SKILLS PORTFOLIO 60
School-timetabled exam/test IN-CLASS WRITTEN TEST 40

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Stage 1 French or equivalent

Module overview


Modules in the Global Graduate Award programme cover the four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. They also offer an introduction to the cultures and societies in which the target language is spoken and aim to raise a sense of cultural awareness. Students prepare for everyday communications in the target countries, and for work or study periods abroad.

Module aims

understand the gist and detail of short extracts in the spoken language in a limited range of situations

communicate and respond orally with confidence, in predictable situations

understand the gist and detail of language written on familiar topics

write short pieces in the target language using a limited range of vocabulary and structures.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Understand and evaluate information
Present information
Communicate using appropriate registers
Produce texts at varying levels of formality
Take a different perspective and view the world from different cultural viewpoints
Analyse and understand linguistic and cultural barriers
Reflect on the influence of cultural values on behaviour
Become conscious of stereotypes and prejudices
Communicate with others using their ways of expression, both verbally and non-verbally
The acquisition of language learning strategies and techniques is an integral part of GGA modules. Learning strategies also aim to support independent learning and to facilitate the acquisition of other foreign languages.
Students are encouraged to self-assess their progress and to map their linguistic competence against the descriptors of the Common European Framework of Languages.
The development of independent learning strategies, research skills and transferable skills is supported by the use of learning technology.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


 Topic areas


extension of café/restaurant/shopping/daily routine

leisure pursuits

describing plans for future

weather

health/parts of body

basic telephone

simple enquiries

directions

writing messages + simple letters


 Grammar


consolidation  of present, immediate future and perfect tenses

most common irregular verbs in present

most common past participles for perfect tense

introduction to the imperfect (only with the verbs être and faire in the third person singular)

future tense (regular + key irregular)

consolidation of imperative

revision of adjectives

adverbs (basic)

recognition of basic pronouns

Methods of Teaching / Learning


The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 


Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and vocabulary through attending classes regularly;

Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group work, reading and practicing/preparing outside contact hours, and participating in class activities;

Develop ability to use linguists’ tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;

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:

 


Two contact hours per week over 19 weeks in Semesters 1 & 2

Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible.

Classes will include group work, such as role play, and short presentations in the language.

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.

Students are expected to complete regular homework tasks in order to practice new structures and to prepare for in-class activities.


 

Assessment Strategy


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

 

·         their linguistic progress over the duration of the course;

·         their growing ability to understand and produce French at the relevant level;

·         their increasing awareness of French culture and the French-speaking world;

·         the level of French they have achieved at the end of the course.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


An integrated skills portfolio of 6 coursework tasks, covering the fours skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing

End-of-course in-class test, covering the skills of reading and writing


 

Formative assessment and feedback

 

Students will receive written feedback and in-class verbal feedback on homework tasks and in-class performance.    

Reading list

Reading list for FRENCH STAGE 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/frel032

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.