Modern Languages and Cultures

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title PROFICIENT FRENCH 10
Code FREN310
Coordinator Dr RJ Dixon
Modern Languages and Cultures
Rebecca.Dixon@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

GRMN309 ADVANCED GERMAN 9 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Co-requisite modules:

FILM101 INTRODUCTION TO FILM LANGUAGE; FILM102 APPROACHES TO FILM; FILM104 FILM CULTURES 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   33

        33
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 117
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Exam. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a reassessment opportunity. This will be marked anonymously.  2 hours    70       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Oral exam. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a reassessment opportunity. This cannot be marked anonymously.  15 minutes    30       

Aims

To equip final-year students with sophisticated expressive skills in the area of formal text production on an advanced level in a variety of genres;

To provide translations skills in different styles, registers and genres;

To develop grammar skills to an advanced level;

To develop advanced listening skills;

To develop speaking and presentation skills;

To deepen interpreting competence;

To develop students’ cultural understanding of France.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The skills to read, understand and write texts in a variety of genres of a high level on authentic material.

(LO2) Ability to comprehend advanced French texts.

(LO3) Apply speaking skills on a number of topics, converse fluently, practice pronunciation.

(LO4) Use of a high level of grammar.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills - written.

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills - oral.

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - listening skills.

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - critical analysis.

(S5) Research skills - all information skills.

(S6) Global citizenship - cultural awareness.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method: seminar.
The module is taught three hours per week except in tutorial week. The seminars consist of three weekly language classes, with one hour concentrating on oral skills, one hour on writing skills in a variety of genres and one hour in translating skills.


Syllabus

 

The full syllabus can be found on the VLE at the beginning of the semester. Students will learn how to write specific text-types each of which demands a particular form, style, register and vocabulary. Students will continue to develop their translating and basic interpreting skills. The module also tackles diverse points of higher sentence grammar and students will read extensive texts of high standard language level. Finally, students will improve listening comprehension and speaking skills.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.