LANG06110 2021 French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1
This Module introduces and reinforces essential language skills while also introducing the cultures of Francophone societies. Through a combination of text-based material and contemporary media, the student will consolidate key language skills at this level and develop cultural awareness. On completion of the Semester, the student will move towards performing at Levels A1 - A2 within the CEFR Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines). The Module is open to students who have some years of French but a highly motivated beginner should be able to attain the level required on completion of the module.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
perform at CEFR Level A1 within the common framework
within a limited range use and modify sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
introduce him/herself and ask and answer questions about personal details and make an attempt at communicating in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters. Role-play prescribed topics
describe using a range of vocabulary appropriate to the Level aspects of his/her background and immediate environment.
complete a project or make a guided presentation in French selected from a range of cultural topics.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Active Learning is encouraged and participation is facilitated through small class size, roleplay and e-learning activities via Moodle and the Virtual Learning Environment. The use of authentic texts (abridged) and use of subtitles with audio and audio-visual materials expands the student's experience of contemporary language learning media and underpins the contemporary focus of relevant topics.
Module Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
- roleplays & oral presentations
- oral interview
- written tests
- listening tests
ONGOING = Every TWO To FOUR weeks, assessment in these areas will occur through Oral/Aural/Written work and/or Role-play
These assessments will measure student progress to A1 Level
- Written Assessment
- Oral Assessment
can understand phrases and the vocabulary related to areas of immediate personal relevance, e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment. Can catch the point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
can read short, simple texts, can find specific predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, menus and timetables, can understand short simple personal letters/emails.
can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities, can handle short social exchanges.
can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms educational background and present or most recent job.
can write short simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs, can write a simple formal email.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Oral Exam oral tests||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
|2||Written and aural tests||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Computer Laboratory||listening and speaking||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||self-guided study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
Francais.com Niveau debutant CLE International
2012 Facon de Parler Hodder Education
ISBN 144416838X ISBN-13 9781444168389
Faon de Parler 1 is the first of a two-volume, highly illustrative and communicative course, specially designed for the adult beginner. Angela Aries and Dominique Debney guide you step by step through all the basic language skills you need for holiday, business or exams and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learned as you go along. Now in full colour, each of the units contains the following: - lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions - structured pair-work and group-work activities - basic vocabulary and useful expressions - grammar notes - listening comprehension (for work with the recordings) There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, while a useful reference section is followed by a French-English end vocabulary Faon de Parler 1 is ideal for group work and can also be used for individual study and revision purposes.
Core text as recommended for the module
- Online monolingual dictionary
- Online bilingual dictionary
- video clips