French Intermediate Two (FLF2330)

StaffMs Chloe Laborde - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLF2230 or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
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 and aural texts of a more technical nature on both concrete and abstract topics in the target language
  • 3. Communicate confidently and spontaneously in a wide range of situations including more specialised topics, both orally and in writing, and produce clear, detailed text on a wide 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 clear, 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 and 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
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66Language classes
Guided Independent Study234Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in French. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write assignments and further develop a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software.

Formative assessment

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

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
06040

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-class Test201.5 hours1-5, 7Written Feedback Sheet & oral feedback with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
In-Class Listening Test1545 Minutes2, 7Written & oral feedback with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
Oral Test258 - 9 minutes1, 3-7Written Feedback Sheet (upon request)
Written Examination (organised centrally)401.5 hours1-5, 7Written Feedback (upon request)
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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, In-class listening test, Written examWritten exam1-5, 7Referral/deferral period
Oral testOral test1, 3-7Referral/deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Oral Test = 25%,  Written Examination = 75%

 

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Alter EGO + B1 : Livre De L'Elève + CD-Rom by 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

ELE 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

Recommended materials: Dictionary: Collins/Robert French Dictionary or Oxford/Hachette French Dictionary

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2011

Last revision date

January 2017

Key words search

French, intermediate, two