LANG20040 French General Purposes 5 (CEFR B1/B2)

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is designed for students who already have an upper intermediate level of French. Its aim is to develop communicative competence to a higher level of proficiency and accuracy and to deepen insight into French life and culture. While the focus will be on competence in the language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, there will be a particular emphasis on oral communication and extending vocabulary. The course will be based on a wide range of intercultural themes to prepare students to participate more actively in university, work and social contexts in French-speaking countries. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

For more information on Applied Language Centre courses see https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• give a clear, well-structured presentation on a chosen theme (spoken production)
• converse fluently and accurately on a wide range of topics (spoken interaction)
• understand a wide range of spoken materials including non-standard usage (listening)
• understand texts with reference to university-related contexts (reading)
• write texts with clarity and precision on a wide range of subjects (writing)
• show progress in developing an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign
culture


Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level B1.2/ B2.1 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group

24

Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Enquiry-based teaching including creative and critical thinking and communication skills. The stress is on the enhancement of students’ communication skills and the importance of interaction in the classroom

 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Having completed French General Purposes 4, Leaving Certificate or CEFR B1


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
FR10010 - French language I a, FR10020 - French Language I b, FR10060 - French Grammar & Comprehension, FR10070 - French Grammar & Expression, FR20020 - French Language II a, FR20040 - French Language II b, FR30010 - Traduction et dictée, FR30130 - Expression écrite et orale, FR30310 - French Language 3a, FR30320 - French Language 3b


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No

25

Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No

15

Examination: Written Examination Week 12 No Graded No

40


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided individually on the midterm exam in week 7-8. Individual feedback on summative assessment available on request.

Name Role
Ms Alice Galea Tutor