LANG07081 2021 French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1
This Module builds on skills acquired in Semesters 1-4. The student should perform confidently at CEFR Level B1 and initiate progression towards CEFR Level B2. Use of text-based and contemporary media will be selected to reflect the student's increasing linguistic competence and intercultural awareness.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
progress towards achieving competence at CEFR Level B2.
Apply more complex text on topics which relate to their field of specialisation.
produce detailed texts on subjects relating to both their personal interests and their chosen area of study.
express and defend a viewpoint on topics relating to their field of interest and current affairs and interact with some fluency and spontaneity with native speakers.
design a project or make an oral presentation, video blog or podcast on a topic which relates to their field of specialisation.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Active learning is encouraged and participation is facilitated through small class size, roleplay and e-learning activities,via Moodle and the Virtual Learning Environment. The use of authentic texts (abridged) with audio and audio-visual materials provides an introduction to modern Francophone media and underpins the contemporary focus of relevant topics. Conversation with native speakers will be facilitated where possible.
Module Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
- oral interviews
- written tests
- listening tests
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 students at B2 level.
- Written Assessment
- Oral Assessment
Listening: can understand the main ideas of more complex text which relates to issues of personal interest and their field of specialisation and relevant radio and TV programmes.
Reading: can understand the main ideas of more complex text and articles.
Spoken Interaction: can communicate with relative ease with native speakers on a range of topics and demonstrate increased fluency and spontaneity in such situations.
Spoken Production: can present clear descriptions on the range of subjects relevant to this semester.
Writing: can write text on the range of subjects relevant to this semester
Cultural Awareness: can demonstrate an understanding of French culture through project, presentation, blog or podcast
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Oral Exam oral tests||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5|
|2||Continuous Assessment Written and aural tests||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Computer Laboratory||Listening & speaking practice||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||self-guided study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
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
Version Originale 4 (B2) FLE Niveau Adulte DCPPI
articles from newspapers , magazines, websites, blogs - provided by lecturer
- Online monolingual dictionary
- Online bilingual dictionary
- video clips