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

This module exit level is at high B1 level of the Common European Framework and aims to:

Consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in a variety of social situations

Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, reading and productive skills in speaking, writing

Deepen students' understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop student awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language.

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
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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