French Intermediate One (FLF2215)

StaffMs Chloe Laborde - Convenor
Credit Value15
ECTS Value7.5
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLF1130 or equivalent
Co-requisites
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

The module is appropriate for students who either already have or may quickly regain a level of proficiency in French broadly equivalent to that of GCSE Grade A-B (or equivalent). This module is between A2 Basic User and B1 Independent User of the Common European Framework and aims to:

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc. in the target language
  • 3. Communicate effectively on a limited range of general topics which are familiar or of personal interest, both orally and in writing, and produce short descriptive and narrative texts, formal and informal letters.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise his/her learning with guidance from the tutor.
  • 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate his/her learning

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 6. Give a brief presentation on a topic which is familiar or of personal interest and hold a short conversation in the target language which may involve expressing opinions and making value judgements
  • 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and rigour and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture

Syllabus plan

 

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

It covers the following grammar / topics (non-exhaustive):

 

  • Tenses: present, past (perfect & imperfect) and future tenses.

  • Moods : Imperative, Present participle, Conditional & Subjunctive.

  • Pronouns : relative (qui, que, dont, où), ‘toniques’(me, you, him/her, us, them), direct and indirect objects, demonstratives and use of pronouns ‘en’ and ‘y’.

  • Comparisons.

  • Expressions of time.

  • Negative forms.

  • Possessive adjectives.

  • Articles: partitives.

  • Reflexive verbs.

Main Topics (non-exhaustive):

 

  • Origins and background, Express likes/dislikes. Say where you come from and put the question to others.

 

  • Describe key events in your life (past, present and future).

  • Talk about leisure events and activities.

  • Personal relations. Meeting people. Telephone conversations. Relationships.

  • Holidays, travelling and tourism.

  • Describe houses, rooms. Talk about where you live.

  • Work and training, working conditions, working abroad, looking for a job, CV. Fix meetings and appointments.

  • Health and well-being, alternative medicine. Problems, accidents, mishaps. 

  • Shopping , exchange, fair trade.

  • Arts and culture. Ask and react to opinions.

 

 

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

It covers the following grammar / topics (non-exhaustive):

  • Tenses: present, past (perfect & imperfect) and future tenses.

  • Moods : Imperative, Present participle, Conditional & Subjunctive.

  • Pronouns : relative (qui, que, dont, où), ‘toniques’(me, you, him/her, us, them), direct and indirect objects, demonstratives and use of pronouns ‘en’ and ‘y’.

  • Comparisons.

  • Expressions of time.

  • Negative forms.

  • Possessive adjectives.

  • Articles: partitives.

  • Reflexive verbs.

Main Topics (non-exhaustive):

  • Origins and background, Express likes/dislikes. Say where you come from and put the question to others.

  • Describe key events in your life (past, present and future).

  • Talk about leisure events and activities.

  • Personal relations. Meeting people. Telephone conversations. Relationships.

  • Holidays, travelling and tourism.

  • Describe houses, rooms. Talk about where you live.

  • Work and training, working conditions, working abroad, looking for a job, CV. Fix meetings and appointments.

  • Health and well-being, alternative medicine. Problems, accidents, mishaps. 

  • Shopping , exchange, fair trade.

Arts and culture. Ask and react to opinions

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
44106

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities44Language classes
Guided independent study106Class preparation; Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software. The module is taught as far as possible in the target language.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
4 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)Variable1-5, 7Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
05050

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-class test251.5 hours1-5, 7Written and oral
Oral test257/8 minutes1, 3-7Written (upon request)
Written examination (centrally organised)501.5 hours1-7Written (upon request
0
0
0

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In-class test written examinationWritten exam1-5, 7Referred/Deferred
Oral testOral test1, 3-7Referred/Deferred

Re-assessment notes

Written exam: 75%; Oral test: 25%

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Alter EGO + A2 : Livre De L’élève + CD-Rom, by Annie Berthet, Emmanuelle Daill, Catherine Hugot, Véronique-M Kizirian, Monique WaendendriesPublisher: Hachette (4 Jun. 2012)

ISBN-13: 978-2011558121

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=953

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Grammaire Progressive Du Français - Nouvelle Edition: Livre Intermédiaire 3e Edition + Cd-audio + Livre-web by Maïa Grégoire &Odile Thiévenaz

Publisher: Clé International (1 Sept. 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-2090381245

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2011

Last revision date

31/01/2017

Key words search

French, intermediate