French Intermediate Two (FLF2315)

StaffMs Chloe Laborde - Convenor
Credit Value15
ECTS Value7.5
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLF2230 or equivalent
Co-requisites
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

The module is appropriate for students who have an AO or AS (Grade A-B) in the foreign language, or an A level (grade C or under) or equivalent. This module is between B1 and B2 Independent User of the Common European Framework and aims to:

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of an extensive range of grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend written texts of a more technical nature on both concrete and abstract topics in the target language
  • 3. Communicate confidently and spontaneously in a range of situations, both orally and in writing, and produce clear, detailed text on a range of subjects in the target language

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise his/her learning with some 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 prepared presentation on a general topic and take an active part in discussions, accounting for and sustaining their views
  • 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.

 

 

Here are the main grammar the module covers (non-exhaustive list) :

 

  • Tenses: perfect, imperfect, pluperfect; future

  • Moods: past and present conditional; subjunctive

  • Verbal prepositions

  • Pronouns: relative (simple and composed), “en &“y”

  • Indirect speech and tense sequencing

  • Passive voice

  • Chronological and logical connectors

  • Articles

  • Comparatives & superlatives

 

 

 

 

Here are the main communicative outcomes the module covers (non-exhaustive list):

 

  • Tell a story in the past, describe events and speak about yourself

  • Give an advice, express a judgment and compare situations

  • Speak your dreams, future, make plans and hypothesis

  • Express your feelings

  • Speak on the phone

  • Ask for help and provide help

  • Argue and moderate your speech

  • Speak about everyday life and comment the news

 

 

 

 

Here are the main grammar the module covers (non-exhaustive list) :

  • Tenses: perfect, imperfect, pluperfect; future

  • Moods: past and present conditional; subjunctive

  • Verbal prepositions

  • Pronouns: relative (simple and composed), “en &“y”

  • Indirect speech and tense sequencing

  • Passive voice

  • Chronological and logical connectors

  • Articles

  • Comparatives & superlatives

 

Here are the main communicative outcomes the module covers (non-exhaustive list):

  • Tell a story in the past, describe events and speak about yourself

  • Give an advice, express a judgment and compare situations

  • Speak your dreams, future, make plans and hypothesis

  • Express your feelings

  • Speak on the phone

  • Ask for help and provide help

  • Argue and moderate your speech

  • Speak about everyday life and comment the news

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
441060

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities44Language classes
Guided independent study106Consolidate class work; 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
Up to 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
255025

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, 3-6, 7Written (upon request)
Written examination (centrally organised)501.5 hours1-5, 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 examination 75%; Oral test: 25%

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Alter EGO + B1 : Livre De L'Elève + CD-Rom by Catherine Dollez & Sylvie Pons

Publisher: Hachette; 3 edition (28 Jan. 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-2011558145

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=954

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: Cle 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

Language, French, Intermediate