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 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 6, YEAR 1
Code FREN106
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 Second Semester 15

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

FREN105 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 5, YEAR 1 

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 9

20

        29
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 121
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Exam There is a resit opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment.  2 hours    60       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Grammar Test There is a resit opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment.  50 minutes    15       
Oral Exam There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment.  10 minutes    15       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -550 words    10       

Aims

To consolidate both the skills acquired during the period of ‘A’ level tuition in secondary school, in particular grammar and written and oral French language practice, and the skills acquired in FREN105;

To introduce students to different registers of French: standard, informal, argotique;

To encourage the production of accurate, authentic and fluent French, both written and spoken, in different formats;

To (re)familiarise students with important cultural and historical references as part of a wider appreciation of the French language;

To continue developing students' active and passive vocabulary;

To provide students with enhanced competence in listening in the target language;

To encourage students to take charge of their own language learning and to use the available resources for improving their command of the target language.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the structures, registers and, as appropriate, varieties of the target language.

(LO2) Understand and improve knowledge and manipulation of the variety of registers in the target language.

(LO3) Improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the target language and their knowledge of basic grammar.

(LO4) Understand important cultural and historical references pertinent to French culture and demonstrate a knowledge of the cultures and linguistic contexts of the country of the target language.

(LO5) Express themselves more fluently and accurately, and communicate more effectively in the target language.

(LO6) Improve their listening and comprehension skills of authentic and more complex audio clips and videos.

(LO7) Improve their understanding of how to assess strengths and weaknesses and apply learning strategies to improve performance.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S3) Communication (oral, written, visual) - foreign language skills

(S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

(S5) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

(S6) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness

(S7) Working in groups and teams - Listening skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Weekly Grammar lectures (delivered in English)
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Language classes
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Skill / other attribute 1:
Working in groups and teams - listening skills.
How this is developed:
Seminars.

Skill / other attribute 2:
Global citizenship - cultural awareness.
How this is developed:
Seminars, VITAL.

Skill / other attribute 3:
Improving own learning / performance - reflective practice.
How this is developed:
Seminars, reflective report on coursework.

Skill / other attribute 4:
Communication (oral, written and visual) - listening skills.
How this is developed:
Seminars, online comprehension practice tests.

Skill / other attribute 5:
Communication (oral, written, visual) - foreign language skills.
How this is developed:
Seminars, grammar lectures.

Skill / other attribute 6:
Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills - written.
How this is developed:
Seminars.

Skill / other attribute 7:
Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills – oral.
How this is developed:
Seminars.


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Study of contemporary texts and video extracts; translation work, feedback on assessment, bilateral interpretation, dictée, pronouns (relative and interrogative), articles, prepositions and word order in French.


Recommended Texts

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