LANG08035 2021 French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 4.2
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
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
Summarise and interpret the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussion in his/her field of specialisation
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
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
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:
- oral interviews
- projects (written & oral presentations)
- written tests
- written emails
ONGOING = Every TWO To FOUR weeks, assessment in these areas will occur using above strategies
These assessments will measure students at B2 level
Will reflect the assessment strategies outlined above.
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.
Can read articles & reports concerned with contemporary problems in which writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. Can understand contemporary literary prose.
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.
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.
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
|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
|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|
Required & Recommended Book List
2007-02-03 Fit Furs Goethe-Zertifikat: C1 Book & CD (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190018758 ISBN-13 9783190018758
1990-06-12 Deutsch Uben: Band 5 (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190074534 ISBN-13 9783190074532
2010-01-07 Alltag, Beruf & Co.: Kurs- Und Arbeitsbuch 3 MIT CD Zum Arbeitsbuch (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3193015903 ISBN-13 9783193015907
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)
- Articles (provided by lecturer) from newspapers, journals, magazines dealing with relevant historical, cultural, political, social issues
- Online monolingual dictionary
- Online bilingual dictionary
- Video clips,films, podcasts dealing with relevant historical, cultural, political, social issues