LANG07082 2021 French Language, Cultural and Contemporary Media 3.2

General Details

Full Title
French Language, Cultural and Contemporary Media 3.2
Transcript Title
French Language, Cultural and
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Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Deborah Keegan, Joan Morrison, Martine Lucas, Sarah OBeirne, Clare Kelly-Lahon, Juan Manuel Real Espinosa, Gillian ODonovan
Programme Membership
SG_BADDO_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business SG_BADMN_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BSALE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BBUSI_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BTOUR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management

This Module continues progress towards CEFR Level B2.  The student is expected to demonstrate greater independence in the correct use of oral, written and aural skills.  Use of text-based and contemporary media will be selected to reflect the student's increased independent reading skills and intercultural awareness.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


continue to progress to achieving CEFR Level B2 .


appraise the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics relating to their fields of interest.


produce clear detailed text on a range of subjects which correspond to their areas of interest.


explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options and interact with increased fluency with native speakers.


produce and present a presentation which relates to their field of specialisation, e.g. a short video/podcast.

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 encouraged and facilitated where possible.

Module Assessment Strategies

Linguistic ability will be assessed in:

  • oral interviews
  • presentations
  • written tests
  • listening tests
  • projects

ONGOING = Every TWO To FOUR  weeks, assessment in these areas will occur through Oral/Aural/Written work/ project and/or Role-play

These assessments will measure a student at B2 level

Repeat Assessments

  • Written Assessment
  • Oral Assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Listening: can begin to understand extended speech and lectures on topics which are reasonably familiar

Reading: read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems and literary prose

Spoken Interaction: interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible

Spoken Production: can present clear descriptions on a range of subjects related to their field of interest

Writing: can write clear and correct text on a range of subjects related to their interests; can write short reports passing on information and letters relating to personal and relevant business issues

Cultural Awareness: project and presentation work will compare and contrast French culture in personal and business situations with their own national culture


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Oral Exam Oral presentations and tests Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Aural, written reports, essays tests Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Oral and aural work 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Language class 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified self-guided study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Version Original 4 DCPPI

Required Reading
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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

articles from newspapers , magazines, websites, blogs - provided by lecturer

URL Resources

Contemporary language learning and cultural online media as appropriate to the module level, including:

Other Resources
  • Online monolingual dictionary
  • Online bilingual dictionary
  • video clips
  • films
  • podcasts
Additional Information