LANG07043 2016 French Beginners Level 3 Semester 1
This module aims to prepare the student to achieve pre-Intermediate level in the target language. It aims to increase the student's oral fluency and level of written expression. It continues to strive towards independent expression in the target language. It expands the student's knowledge of the culture and civilisation of the target language.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
progress towards achieving Level B1 (Independent User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).
with appropriate assistance understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc.
deal with the principal situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
produce simple, connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
describe in simple terms, and with adequate preparation, aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
implement a level of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the Level.
begin to demonstrate an awareness of good accent and intonation.
demonstrate increased awareness of French cultural life through completion of a project, presentation or similar
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Module Assessment Strategies
- Oral interviews
- Written tests
- Listening tests
written and oral assessment
Listening: can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc, using pre-taught prompts; can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest with prior explanation of the general context of the broadcast.
Reading: can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language; can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters and shorter texts.
Spoken interaction: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken, using pre-taught guidelines; can contribute to conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
Spoken production: can, with assistance, begin to connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events; can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans using pre-taught guidelines.
Writing: can, with preparation, write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Cultural awareness: select an aspect of German Culture or Society for independent research and presentation.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Oral assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5,6,7|
|2||Continuous Assessment Written assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,8|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||homework, study, etc||3||Weekly||3.00|
-Extracts from book Voici, An Intermediate Course in French for Adults by Jacqueline Gonthier and Crispin Geoghegan
-Simple articles from newspapers and magazines - provided by lecturer