Module Details

Module Code: FREN C8Z12
Full Title: French 8
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Mary Kennedy
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 Perform aural comprehension tasks based on authentic and advanced material such as films or documentaries
MLO3 Compare, contrast and critically comment, in written French, on topics relating to French/Francophone history and literature and cinema
MLO4 Respond critically to selected works of French/Francophone literature
MLO5 Evaluate the usefulness of various language learning strategies in order to communicate effectively in any situation
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 & Francophone History; study of and a French novel; Current affairs; French for the workplace
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
Final Examination30.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 1,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Presentation on an aspect of French/Francophone culture
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Aural
Assessment Type Oral Examination/Interview % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Sem 2 End Learning Outcome 1,4,5
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 3,4,5
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 On Campus
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
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jan-Luc Penfornis. (2010), La Communication Progressive du Francais des Affaires, Cle International, Paris.
  • Dietiker and Van Hoof. (2008), En bonne forme, 7th. Houghton Mifflin, New York.
  • Anne Christine Rice. (2013), Cinema for French Conversation, 2nd. Focus Publishing.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • LibĂ©ration.
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • L'Express.
Other Resources
  • Website, www.tv5.org.
  • website, www.lepoint.fr.
  • website, www.radiofrance.fr.
  • website, www.euronews.fr.
  • lnaguage lab, language learning software.