LANG08033 2021 French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 4.1

General Details

Full Title
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 4.1
Transcript Title
French Language, Culture and C
Code
LANG08033
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
Department
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Deborah Keegan, Mr. John Kelleher, Joan Morrison, Sarah OBeirne, Clare Kelly-Lahon, Juan Manuel Real Espinosa, Gillian ODonovan
Programme Membership
SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BMARK_H08 202000 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BFINA_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance and Investment SG_BTOUR_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBMTS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Add-on) DoMTS SG_BFINV_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance and Investment Stream(Add-on) SG_BGENE_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in General Stream (Add-on) SG_BHRMS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in HRM Stream (Add-on)
Description

This Module builds on the previous years of language studies and equips the student with linguistic skills to communicate in French at CEFR Level B2. The module develops the student's appreciation of and sensitivity to cultural, social and economic issues relevant to Francophone societies.  It also develops the student's individual capacity to carry out independent research in French. 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

consolidate progress to CEFR Level B2 and those who have spent a semester/year abroad in the country where the target language is spoken may be working towards Level C1

2.

communicate and interpret the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussion in his/her field of specialisation

3.

manage communication with a degree of fluency and spontaneity (higher in those who have lived in a country in which French is spoken) which makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party

4.

produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issues giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

5.

assess and appraise various historical, political and social issues relevant to France and start to acquire an awareness of other countries across the globe where French is spoken

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Active classroom participation
  • Use of computer laboratory to access contemporary online learning platforms and websites which impart linguistic and cultural information
  • Encouragement of collaboration with Erasmus students who are native speakers of the language whether through project collaboration, a buddy system, social outings or other means preferred by the students.
  • Improvement through sustained practice of grammar, reading and writing skills appropriate to the level.
  • Reinforcement of key skills through consistent self-study and independent reading and research.

Module Assessment Strategies

Linguistic ability will be assessed in:

  • simulations
  • oral interviews
  • projects (written & oral presentations)
  • written tests
  • written emails
  • translations

ONGOING = Every TWO To FOUR  weeks, assessment in these areas will occur using the strategies above

These assessments measure students at B2 level

Repeat Assessments

Will reflect the assessment strategies outlined above.

Indicative Syllabus

Listening:

Can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. Can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. Can understand a lot of film dialogue if in standard dialect.

Reading:

Can read articles & reports concerned with contemporary problems in which writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.  Can understand contemporary literary prose.

Spoken interaction:

Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible.  Can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining one's views. Can self-correct when speaking.

Spoken production:

Can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest.  Can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Writing:

 Can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests/field of specialisation.  Can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. Can write emails highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment aural, written reports/dissertation, essays Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment oral exams, presentations, reports... Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Language class 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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

articles (provided by lecturer) from newspapers, journals, magazines dealing with relevant historical, cultural, political, social issues

 

URL Resources

www.tv5monde.fr

www.rfi.ie

www.lepointdufle.net

www.francaisfacile.com

www.lemonde.fr

fr.news.yahoo.com

Other Resources
  • Online monolingual dictionary
  • Online bilingual dictionary
  • video clips,films, podcasts dealing with relevant historical, cultural, political, social issues
Additional Information

None