French Language Level B1 - FR300

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury
(version 3)
Autumn and Spring
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4 30 (15) DR W Fiorucci

Pre-requisites

Ability in French language equivalent to Level A2 of the CEFR (typically achieved with an A-Level in French)

Restrictions

Bilingual students and French native speakers cannot register for this module. It may be taken as a 'wild' module.

2017-18

Overview

This module is for Post-A-level students and students who have mastered level A2 but not yet B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level B1. The emphasis in this course is on furthering knowledge of the structure of the language as well as vocabulary and cultural insights while further developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Three one-hour seminars for twenty weeks

Method of assessment

70% in-course tests, 30% coursework

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading:

Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho B1.1 Méthode de français, 2nd edition, Paris: Clé
International.
Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho B1.2 Méthode de français, 2nd edition, Paris: Clé
International.
Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho B1.1 Cahier personnel d'apprentissage, 2nd edition, Paris:
Clé International.
Girardet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2013) Écho B1.2 Cahier personnel d’apprentissage, 2nd edition, Paris:
Clé International.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. [listening];
8.2 Understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related language and most texts likely to encountered whilst travelling an area where the language is spoken) [reading];
8.3 Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken and enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events) [speaking];
8.4 Write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, including letters, describing experiences and impressions [writing];
8.5 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key aspects of key cultural aspects connected to the French language [culture];
8.6 Get by, with sufficient grammar to express themselves with some hesitation and circumlocutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events [grammar];
8.7 Get by, with sufficient vocabulary to express themselves with some hesitation and circumlocutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events [vocabulary];
8.8 Demonstrate improved confidence in the interpretation of texts in another language.

The subject specific learning outcomes are according to the requirements/specifications for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B1.

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