LANG20440 French for General Purposes 4

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is designed for students who already have an intermediate level of French. The aim is to develop communicative competence in a wide range of situations including more specialized topics. Emphasis will be placed on communication and comprehension skills as well as written communication, vocabulary building and grammar review. Themes will be introduced to develop an understanding of the culture and society of contemporary France. 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.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• express an opinion or ambition and give brief oral explanations for these in the target language; find information on a topic and present it in the form of a short oral presentation (spoken production)
• intervene in a conversation and exchange information on familiar topics (spoken interaction)
• understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters and understand the main points of short, clear listening texts which deal with cultural themes or topics of personal interest (listening)
• understand written texts using fairly high frequency, everyday or university-related language (reading)
• write simple, connected texts on familiar topics or topics of personal interest (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 B1.1/ B1.2 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Student centered approach through task-based and enquiry-based teaching to promote interactive and collaborative thinking where activities focus on using authentic target language in order to complete meaningful tasks 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Leaving Certificate or approved equivalents to CEFR A2.2.

Learning Exclusions:

Students taking French major or minor in BA, BA International or BComm International.

Module Requisites and 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, LANG10050 - French Gen Purp 4

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


Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


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


Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No


Examination: Written Examination Week 12 No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
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
Ms Clémence Saintemarie Tutor