LANG08035 2021 French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 4.2

General Details

Full Title
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 4.2
Transcript Title
French Language, Culture and C
Code
LANG08035
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, Martine Lucas, Sarah OBeirne, Clare Kelly-Lahon, Juan Manuel Real Espinosa, Gillian ODonovan
Programme Membership
SG_BTEVM_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_BHRMS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in HRM Stream (Add-on) SG_BMARK_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BBUSJ_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBMTS_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Marketing (Add on) SG_BBUSJ_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Human Resource Managment (Add-on) SG_BGENE_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in General Business (Add-on) SG_BFINV_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Finance and Investment (Add-on) SG_BFINA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management (Add-on)
Description

This Module, like that of the previous Semester, consolidates skills at CEFR Level B2.  The level of linguistic and cultural knowledge acquired will enable confident interaction with native speakers of the language in everyday and basic professional situations.  In addition, the student should feel enabled to further his/her language skills after graduation from this programme whether through travel, work or further studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

perform confidently at CEFR Level B2 and those who have spent a semester/year abroad in a Francophone country may be working towards Level C1

2.

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

3.

communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity (higher in those who have lived in a Francophone country) 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 above strategies

These assessments will 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 most 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 my views.

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 a project, extended essay or report; can communicate information and give reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. Can write letters 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 oral work 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom aural & written 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified study, project work, research, etc 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2007-02-03 Fit Furs Goethe-Zertifikat: C1 Book & CD (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190018758 ISBN-13 9783190018758
Recommended Reading
1990-06-12 Deutsch Uben: Band 5 (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190074534 ISBN-13 9783190074532
Recommended Reading
2010-01-07 Alltag, Beruf & Co.: Kurs- Und Arbeitsbuch 3 MIT CD Zum Arbeitsbuch (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3193015903 ISBN-13 9783193015907
Recommended Reading
2000 Lehr- und bungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik: Neubearbeitung (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190072558 ISBN-13 9783190072552

Lehr- und bungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik: Neubearbeitung (German Edition)

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