French Intermediate Two (FLF2330)
|Staff||Dr Lucie Riou - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLF2230 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
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 you 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your views
- 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and rigour and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.
Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:
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. Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:
Grammar: (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
- Comparatives & superlatives
Topics (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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||66||Language classes|
|Guided independent study||234||Consolidate 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.|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|4 formative tasks covering some or all of the following areas: grammar, writing, listening, reading, speaking.||Variable||1-7||Written and oral feedback|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Portfolio||50||As described on the ELE page||1-7||Written and oral feedback with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor(s)|
|Oral examination||25||8-9 minutes||1-3, 6-7||Written feedback sheet (upon request)|
|Written examination||25||1.5 hours||1-5, 7||Written feedback (upon request)|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Portfolio||Portfolio||1- 7||Referral/Deferral period|
|Oral examination||Oral examination||1-3, 6-7||Referral/Deferral period|
|Written examination||Written examination||1-5, 7||Referral/Deferral period|
Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.
Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.
You will only be required to retake any failed assessments. Marks for any passed assessments will be carried forward. If you have failed any assessments but managed to pass the module overall, you will not be allowed to retake the failed assessments.
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?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
Indicative learning resources - Other resources
- Grammaire progressive du français - Nouvelle édition : Livre intermediare A2/B1 + 440 exercices, CD. 4th edition by Maia Grégoire & Odile Thievenaz, Publisher: Cle international (Sept 2017), ISBN-13: 978-209038103
- Dictionary: Collins/Robert French Dictionary or Oxford/Hachette French Dictionary
Available as distance learning?
Last revision date
Key words search
French, intermediate, two