FR20040 French Language II b: Expression française écrite et orale

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module enables students to develop their language production skills. Emphasis is on developing written expression through a wide range of written exercises. Oral work will focus on presentation skills. A number of essential grammatical and syntactic structures will also be covered. Students who have achieved at least a B grade in this module are deemed to have attained CEFR Level B2.

Textbooks used are E. Heu et al. Édito B2 (2015) and M. Boularès, Grammaire progressive du français, niveau avancé (2015).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should have developed their ability to:- understand and produce, sophisticated and grammatically correct French on a range of topics within a Francophone context; - Conduct a well-structured, short oral presentation and following discussion on an issue of topical concern within a Francophone context, displaying advanced competence in comprehension, pronunciation and intonation, and mastery of appropriate grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Students who have achieved at least a B grade in this module are deemed to have attained CEFR Level B2.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures (grammar and methodology);
Small groups;
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students must have passed FR10020 or FR10070.

Learning Recommendations:

A standard of language competence equating to CEFR level B1.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FR10070 - French Grammar & Expression

FR20020 - French Language II 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: 5 short written submissions over course of trimester Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: 2-hour written exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Oral Examination: End-of-semester oral presentation Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 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
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Manu Braganca Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Stephen Schwartz Lecturer / Co-Lecturer