LANG06064 2016 French Beginners Level 2 Semester 2
This module aims to develop language skills at post-beginner level in the target language, increasing fluency and levels of comprehension in a range of everyday and work situations relevant to the course and not covered at Level 2.1. It continues to familiarise the student with the culture and civilisation of the target language.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
perform confidently at Level A2 (Basic User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).
understand and modify sentences and freqently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance not covered at Level 2.1 (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
without assistance communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
describe using a full range of vocabulary appropriate to the Level aspects of his/her background; immediate environment; the world of work; and matters in areas of immediate need.
demonstrate awareness of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the Level
make an oral presentation on an aspect of French/francophone life
Teaching and Learning Strategies
language lab work
occasional groupwork with native speakers
Module Assessment Strategies
end of semester orals
repeat oral and written assessments
Listening: can understand with ease phrases and common high-frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance, building on Level 2.1 (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment, social life); catch and reproduce the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
Reading: can read independently very short, simple texts; can find specific information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables; can understand short simple letters and articles.
Spoken interaction: can communicate with relative ease in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities; can handle simple social exchanges and use initiative to keep a conversation going on a simple, informal level.
Spoken production: can independently describe in simple terms a selection of the following topics not covered at Level 2.1: family and other people, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent job. Can formulate simple, direct questions relating to these topics.
Writing: can compose short simple notes and messages relating to matters of immediate needs; can write a simple, personal letter, for example, thanking someone for something; can reply to a simple advertisement.
Cultural awareness: can express in simple terms an appreciation of a chosen aspect of French culture based on a project and either film or internet reseach in Level 2.1.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Assignment Oral assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Assignment Written assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Voici, J GONTHIER & C GEOGHAN (Hodder Arnold)