LANG06115 2021 French Language, Culture & Contemporary Media 2.2

General Details

Full Title
French Language, Culture & Contemporary Media 2.2
Transcript Title
French Language, Culture & Con
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Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Deborah Keegan, Joan Morrison, Martine Lucas, Sarah OBeirne, Clare Kelly-Lahon, Juan Manuel Real Espinosa, Gillian ODonovan
Programme Membership
SG_BINTE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management SG_BACCO_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BMKTG_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BINTE_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages SG_BSALE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BBUSI_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSS_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SG_BFINA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment SG_BTOTR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management

This Module expands on the range of skills attained in Semester 3 so that the student should be equipped to perform at CEFR Level B1.Insight into Francophone culture and society continues in tandem with the student's developing language skills.  Contemporary media, authentic text, video clips and film will be used.  This module also serves as preparation for those students who may choose to spend one or two Semesters studying at an Erasmus partner institution in France during Year 3.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


perform, with increasing confidence at CEFR Level B1. 


recognise the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters.


produce and construct simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest with grammatical accuracy appropriate to the Level


demonstrate an ability to handle most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken and initiate conversations.


demonstrate increased insight into French cultural life through completion of a presentation, video blog or podcast

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Encouragement of active participation during class.
  • Use of computer laboratory to access contemporary online learning platforms.
  • Reinforcement of language skills through self-study.
  • Encouragement of conversation and social events with international students who are native speakers of the language.
  • Encouragement and practice in developing confidence in reading skills appropriate to the level.

Module Assessment Strategies

Linguistic ability will be assessed in:

  • roleplays
  • oral interviews
  • written tests
  • listening tests
  • projects/presentations

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 at B1 level

Repeat Assessments

  • Written Assessment
  • Oral Assessment

Indicative Syllabus


Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters encountered at work, college, leisure, etc.

Can understand more confidently the main point of radio or TV programmes.


Can understand texts that consist of everyday or job-related language.

Can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in letters/emails.

Spoken Interaction:

Can interact  with guidance with native speakers. Can take a more active part in discussion in familiar contexts

Spoken Production:

Can connect phrases in a simple way  in order to describe experiences, dreams, hopes and ambitions.

Can more confidently give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


Can more confidently write simple connected text on familiar topics. 

Can write personal letters/emails describing experiences and impressions.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Oral Exam oral tests Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Other Exam written and aural tests Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom language classes 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory listening and speaking practice 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified self-guided study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading (Niveau intermediaire B1) CLE International

Required Reading
2018-11-13 Short Stories in French for Beginners Teach Yourself
ISBN 1473683432 ISBN-13 9781473683433

An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in French for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including A glossary for bolded words in each text A bilingual word list Full plot summary Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in French for Beginners will make learning French easy and enjoyable.

Required Reading
2016-07-07 Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium Third Edition McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 1259642372 ISBN-13 9781259642371

Master grammar with the bestselling workbook for learners of French Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar is the go-to guide for clear, precise explanations of all aspects of French grammar: from the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, from the differences between savoir and connatre to the use of pronouns y and en. This comprehensive guide will also give you plenty of practice in using your language skills. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and audio recordings, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study. THIS BOOK MAKES MASTERING GRAMMAR EASY WITH: Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand More than 350 exercises, with a detailed answer key for each progress checks Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Core text as recommended for the module

URL Resources

Contemporary language learning and cultural online media as appropriate to the module level, including:

Other Resources
  • Online monolingual dictionary
  • Online bilingual dictionary
  • video clips
  • films
  • podcasts
Additional Information