LANG06113 2021 French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.1
This Module will build on the language skills acquired in Semesters 1 and 2, and initiate progression towards CEFR Level B1. The module will foster increasing independence in the use of the language in authentic,everyday situations, with emphasis on gaining confidence in speaking and listening. An awareness of French culture and society will develop in tandem with the student's developing language skills. Contemporary media, authentic text, video clips and film will be used.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
perform at CEFR Level A2 and progress towards Level B1.
with appropriate assistance identify and interpret the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, college, leisure, etc..
Role-play, with adequate preparation, aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need; deal with principal situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
compose simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest and implement a level of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the level.
demonstrate increased awareness of Francophone cultural life through completion of a project, presentation, video blog or podcast.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Encouragement of active participation during class.
- Use of computer laboratory to access contemporary online learning platforms.
- Reinforcement of language skills through self-study
- Encouragement of conversation and social events with international students who are native speakers of the language
- Encouragement and practice in developing confidence in reading skills appropriate to the level.
Module Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
- Oral interviews
- Written tests
- Listening tests
- Presentation of a project
ONGOING = Every TWO To FOUR weeks, assessment in these areas will occur through Oral/Aural/Written work and/or Role-play
These assessments will measure student progress at A2 Level
- Written Assessment
- Oral Assessment
Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, college, leisure, etc. Can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
Can understand texts which consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. Can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters/emails.
Can deal with many situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can enter into unprepared conversation on topics which are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life.
Can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can write personal letters/emails describing experiences and impressions.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Oral Exam oral tests||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Other Exam written and aural tests||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Computer Laboratory||listening & speaking practice||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||language classes||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||self-guided study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
Franais.com (Niveau intermediaire B1) CLE International
2018-11-13 Short Stories in French for Beginners Teach Yourself
ISBN 1473683432 ISBN-13 9781473683433
An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in French for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including A glossary for bolded words in each text A bilingual word list Full plot summary Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in French for Beginners will make learning French easy and enjoyable.
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
Core text as recommended for the module
- Online monolingual dictionary
- Online bilingual dictionary
- video clips