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 BEGINNERS FRENCH 1+2
Code FREN112
Coordinator Dr E Morin
Modern Languages and Cultures
emeline.morin@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

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

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Co-requisite modules:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   44

        44
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 106
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Timed written Exam There is a resit opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment.  0 minutes    40       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Listening Test There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment.  40 minutes    20       
Continuous Coursework There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -700 words    40       

Aims

Develop all the skills necessary to begin to communicate confidently in spoken and written French, including basic competence in reading and listening;

Provide students with a sound understanding of the basic structures of the French grammar;

Encourage students to explore some aspects of contemporary French culture through the medium of French;

Develop useful language learning strategies and a reflective approach as well as the ability to work collaboratively and independently.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply basic listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in the target language.

(LO2) Communicate in the target language in everyday contexts using basic formal and informal registers.

(LO3) Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the structures, registers and appropriate varieties of the target languages.

(LO4) Critically reflect on and effectively apply language learning strategies.

(LO5) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the culture and linguistic contexts of the country of the target language.

(S1) Communication skills – basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language

(S2) Global citizenship – cultural awareness

(S3) Improving own learning/performance – Self-awareness/self-analysis


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: The seminars consist of four hours per week general language teaching (grammar, reading, writing and listening in the language laboratory and speaking.)
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Syllabus

 

Introductory module in French language: grammar, translation and written and spoken communication;

The syllabus can be found in the module handbook which can be accessed through VITAL;

Each student is issued with a weekly schedule for the module at the beginning of each semester.


Recommended Texts

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