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Unit information: French Language 3 in 2021/22

Unit name French Language 3
Unit code FREN30001
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mrs. Demont
Open unit status Not open

Relevant core language unit at level I/5



School/department Department of French
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

  • To advance to degree standard students’ active and passive ability in the language studied.
  • To sustain and build on oral fluency and listening skills acquired to date.
  • To develop students’ writing skills across a range of written tasks.
  • To perfect students’ skills in translation of texts (from literature and contemporary media).

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit student will;

  1. be proficient in the spoken and written language to degree standard.
  2. be able to communicate fluently in the spoken language in both formal and informal registers.
  3. have a high level of competence in using the written language in a range of tasks.
  4. be sensitive to register and nuances of the language studied and will be able to reflect these in translation.
  5. be able to demonstrate and reflect on their distinctive linguistic and cultural expertise by exploring its practical application in a range of educational and cultural contexts.

Teaching Information

Learners will be involved in a variety of synchronous activities, mostly interactive with maximum use of the target language, but with attention devoted also to explaining the fundamentals of the target language’s structures. These activities will be supported and amplified by asynchronous e-learning opportunities and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Information

  • Two submitted pieces of coursework to test Translation into English incorporating reflective element where possible - 25% - assesses ILO 4
  • Individual presentation / speaking exercise to assess Oral / Listening – 25% - assesses ILOs 1 and 2
  • Timed exam – to include Reading Comprehension / Guided Writing – 50% - assesses ILOs 1, 3 and 5


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.