LANG07082 2021 French Language, Cultural and Contemporary Media 3.2
This Module continues progress towards CEFR Level B2. The student is expected to demonstrate greater independence in the correct use of oral, written and aural skills. Use of text-based and contemporary media will be selected to reflect the student's increased independent reading skills and intercultural awareness.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
continue to progress to achieving CEFR Level B2 .
appraise the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics relating to their fields of interest.
produce clear detailed text on a range of subjects which correspond to their areas of interest.
explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options and interact with increased fluency with native speakers.
produce and present a presentation which relates to their field of specialisation, e.g. a short video/podcast.
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) with audio and audio-visual materials provides an introduction to modern Francophone media and underpins the contemporary focus of relevant topics. Conversation with native speakers will be encouraged and facilitated where possible.
Module Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
- oral interviews
- written tests
- listening tests
ONGOING = Every TWO To FOUR weeks, assessment in these areas will occur through Oral/Aural/Written work/ project and/or Role-play
These assessments will measure a student at B2 level
- Written Assessment
- Oral Assessment
Listening: can begin to understand extended speech and lectures on topics which are reasonably familiar
Reading: read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems and literary prose
Spoken Interaction: interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible
Spoken Production: can present clear descriptions on a range of subjects related to their field of interest
Writing: can write clear and correct text on a range of subjects related to their interests; can write short reports passing on information and letters relating to personal and relevant business issues
Cultural Awareness: project and presentation work will compare and contrast French culture in personal and business situations with their own national culture
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Oral Exam Oral presentations and tests||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5|
|2||Continuous Assessment Aural, written reports, essays tests||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Computer Laboratory||Oral and aural work||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||Language class||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||self-guided study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
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
Version Original 4 DCPPI
articles from newspapers , magazines, websites, blogs - provided by lecturer
- Online monolingual dictionary
- Online bilingual dictionary
- video clips