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Unit information: Post-Beginners French in 2021/22

Unit name Post-Beginners French
Unit code UWLP10002
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mrs. Demont
Open unit status Open
Pre-requisites

Pass at GCSE (Grade C) or equivalent, in French

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

  • To review and consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and a range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday situations
  • To further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening and note taking, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
  • To expand students’ knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to introduce the transferable skills necessary for studying and/or working abroad

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will be able:

  1. to communicate orally and in writing with a good degree of accuracy and fluency.
  2. to work at an intermediate level with authentic material and retrieve necessary information.
  3. to show acquired knowledge and awareness of the general social and cultural background of the target language
  4. to understand and interpret written texts at an intermediate level
  5. to respond to written texts at an intermediate level

Overall, students will attain a level comparable to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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

1 x oral presentation/speaking exercise (25%). [ILOs 1-3]

1 x timed written assessment for reading, writing, and listening skills (75%). [ILOs 1-5]

Resources

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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.

Assessment
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.

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