Module Details

Module Code: FREN C8Z12
Full Title French 8
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner: Vicky Leahy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to equip the student with the necessary communicative skills for working in a French speaking environment and to broaden the students’ understanding of French society and culture.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Speak French readily with precision in relation to grammar, idiom, pronunciation, intonation and fluency.
MLO2 Critically analyse and respond to a variety of written texts and audio-visual material.
MLO3 Evaluate and comment on selected works of cinema and literature both orally and in writing.
MLO4 To apply range of strategies designed to eliminate recurrent errors.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Language Awareness
Register and appropriacy; the subjunctive mode; revision and consolidation of grammar previously studied;
French for general purposes
French for the workplace; current affairs; study of a French film or extracts from literature.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
Final Examination30.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 8 Learning Outcome 1,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
An integrative tandem learning project
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 29 Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Assessment Type Oral Examination/Interview % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Sem 2 End Learning Outcome 1,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Oral test
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jan-Luc Penfornis. (2010), La Communication Progressive du Francais des Affaires, Cle International, Paris.
  • Dietiker and Van Hoof. (2001), En bonne forme, 7th. Houghton Mifflin, New York.
  • Anne Christine Rice. (2003), Cinema for French Conversation, 2nd. Focus Publishing.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Le Monde.
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • L'Express.
Other Resources
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