Level of study First Year
Credit value 20
Semester 1 & 2
Other pre-requisites French AS Grade A / French A2 Grade A-C or equivalent. The module is not open to native speakers of French.
This module aims to consolidate and further develop skills acquired at A Level. The emphasis is on communicative competence (productive and receptive skills). Students will be introduced to the learning skills necessary for advanced study of French. These include reading and writing techniques as well as strategies for listening and speaking. Authentic video and audio material will be used to supplement the key textbook to enhance students' perception and understanding of modern France.
By the end of the module, the majority of participants will have reached B1(Common European Framework) in all skills.
Teaching and learning methods
Practical language classes involving both whole-group and small group/pair work activities. Students’ active participation is fostered via the use of visual aids, audio/video recordings and the Internet. 3 contact hours a week.