FR30320 French Language 3b

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module concentrates on further developing advanced reading, writing and speaking skills in French. In the weekly 2-hour seminars, students practice translating a variety of literary texts in various registers both into and out of French and in the weekly 1-hour spoken language classes they further develop their level of oral expression in French through the discussion of ideas and situations explored in three set texts.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will develop a deeper and wider mastery of the structures and nuances of the French language as it is deployed in sophisticated literary texts. They will also develop a more advanced understanding of the act of translation into and out of French. In addition, students will develop an enhanced ability to discuss orally the ideas presented (or implicit) in various registers in narratives that they have read and discussed in spoken French classes.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Conversation Class


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Weekly language workshops (written and oral) with weekly submission of written work. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

Students who have already completed FR30010 or FR30130 must consult the module coordinator if they intend to register for either FR30310 or FR30320.

Learning Recommendations:

French Language 3a

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FR20020 - French Language II a, FR20040 - French Language II b

LANG10050 - French Gen Purp 4, LANG10170 - French Gen Purp 1, LANG10180 - French Gen Purp 2, LANG20040 - French Gen Purp 5, LANG20060 - French for Sc & Eng 5, LANG20330 - French General Purposes 3a, LANG20340 - French General Purposes 3b, LANG20440 - French for General Purposes 4

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Oral Examination: Oral discussion (about 15 minutes) of a topic studied during the trimester. End of Year Transition n/a Graded No


Examination: Written translation exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No 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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Weekly exercises practise the activities examined in assessments. These activities are marked and returned with feedback. Students also receive informal oral group feedback on these activities in small-group settings.

Faïza Guène, Kiffe kiffe demain
Annie Ernaux, Journal du dehors
Jean-Patrick Manchette, Le Petit Bleu de la côte ouest

Books are available from International Books, 18 South Frederick Street ( and an online order service is available
Name Role
Professor Vera Regan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Manu Braganca Tutor
Professor Michael Brophy Tutor
Professor Mary Gallagher Tutor
Ms Laëtitia Nebot-Deneuville Tutor
Assoc Professor Emer O'Beirne Tutor
Assoc Professor Douglas Smith Tutor
Dr Michael Wiedorn Tutor