FR10060 French Grammar & Comprehension

Academic Year 2020/2021

This is a level-one module for French language. It builds on the basic communicative proficiency, language awareness and cultural awareness acquired through the Irish Leaving Certificate programme. It focuses primarily on consolidating general linguistic competence and developing the receptive skills of comprehension of written French. Students who have achieved at least a B grade in this module are deemed to be successfully progressing towards the CEFR level B1.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: - recognize, understand and manipulate a wide range of grammatical structures; - understand written texts on francophone civilisation topics; - derive and re-use ideas and vocabulary from written texts; - reformulate and analyse information provided through the medium of written French; - progress towards CEFR Level B1

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
As the learning objectives of the module are compromised by social distancing and the wearing of facemasks, all classes (lectures and small-group classes) will take place online, and are scheduled according to the university timetable. Active participation in these classes is required. Full engagement with material and tasks made accessible in Brightspace is expected every week.

The lectures introduce module tasks and grammar points. The small-group classes are based around practical work on grammar exercises and written comprehension tasks and related feedback. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Normally a minimum grade H4 (pre-2017 C2) in Leaving Certificate French or equivalent.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FR10010 - French language I a, LANG10050 - French Gen Purp 4, LANG10170 - French Gen Purp 1, LANG10180 - French Gen Purp 2, LANG20010 - French Gen Purp 3, LANG20040 - French Gen Purp 5, LANG20050 - French for Business 5, LANG20060 - French for Sc & Eng 5, LANG20170 - French Gen Purp 6, LANG20440 - French for General Purposes 4

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Written Comprehension Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Class Test: Grammar Test Week 12 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Class Test: Grammar Test Week 6 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Regular individual and group feedback on formative assessments through term, group feedback on mid-term (summative) assessment.

Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz, Grammaire Progressive du Français: Niveau Intermédiaire, 3e édition (Paris: CLE International, 2013).
Name Role
Ms Charlotte Berkery Tutor
Ms Laëtitia Nebot-Deneuville Tutor
Lucille Raynal Tutor