Module title: French 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG07101
Module leader: Christine Penman
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

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2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Natalia Bremner
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Classes for this module are in tutorial form and are highly interactive. Emphasis is placed on practising speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, using the resources of the language laboratories and online resources. Use of Moodle in conjunction with these facilities facilitates practice, revision and independent learning. The portfolio includes an agreed programme of formative and summative assessments to help you pace your language learning. Continuous assessment promotes good learning practice and encourages planning, reflection, taking responsibility for organising your own learning and constant revision.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Oral and written communication skills are developed. The acquisition of another language enhances employability. Good time management is encouraged and reflection on learning is promoted.

Assessment (formative and summative):
Frequent opportunities for revision and consolidation of earlier learning occur in every class. Formative and summative assessment takes place according to a timetable issued at the beginning of the module.

Research/ teaching linkages:
The modes of delivery and assessment are informed by current research in applied linguistics and second language acquisition.

Supporting equality and diversity:
Materials are available via Moodle to ensure they are available to all students. The assessments are designed to be suitable for students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Extra support may be available as appropriate.

Internationalisation:
The module provides an insight and an entry into other cultures and fosters cultural integration and tolerance.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The following core knowledge will be taugh and practised in tutorials: basic grammar, including definite and indefinite articles, pronouns, possessives, adjectives, the present tense and asking and responding to questions; vocabulary relating to personal and family life and everyday transactions, cardinal numbers and time, within the context of family and social life, and cultural issues such as housing and food and transport. The development of reflective, organisational and technical skills to underpin successful language learning. The development of simple independent research skills, using the internet or other resources as appropriate.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: provide and ask for information on topics relating to yourself and your family in French.
LO2: conduct simple everyday transactions, such as, for example, ordering a meal, using simple but accurate French.
LO3: understand simple written language and write simple sentences correctly
LO4: identify aspects of cultural life in France
LO5: reflect on the process of language learning
LO6: take responsibility for organising your own learning

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ABASCOULE, J / LAUSE C. / ROYER C., (2010) NOUVEAU ROND-POINT PAS À PAS A 1 , , ISBN 978-84-8443-665-2: PARIS, EDITIONS MAISON DES LANGUES, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9788484436652
Recommended - COLLINS DICTIONARIES (2014) COLLINS EASY LEARNING FRENCH - EASY LEARNING FRENCH DICTIONARY: COLLINS, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9780007530960
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