Module title: French 2

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

Module code: LNG07106
Module leader: Christine Penman
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

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2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Christine Penman
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
Classes 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 the languages server. Extensive use of Moodle in conjunction with these resources facilitates practice, revision and independent learning. Practice is given in role play.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Communication skills are enhanced by learning a second language. Role plays give practice in real life situations. Both speaking and writing are assessed.

Assessment (formative and summative):
All classes build on and develop the work of the previous week. Informal formative assessment is given via practice role plays, listening exercises and writing practice. Component One of the assessment assesses speaking and listening; Component Two assesses reading and writing in French.

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:
Teaching materials are available on Moodle and sometimes in hard copy. Assessments are designed to be fair to students from a range of backgrounds and different first languages.

Internationalisation:
Learning a foreign language gives an entry to another culture and world view and fosters integration and tolerance. Students from varying backgrounds are encouraged to work and learn together.



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 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Listening Exercise 10 1,2 13 , WORDS= 150
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 40 3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 5,6 14,15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Teaching and learning of core language will cover basic grammar, including the past and future tenses, irregular and reflexive verbs, adjective agreement, comparative and superlative adjectives, ordinal numbers, conjunctions and word order; vocabulary relating to everyday topics; expressing opinions, agreement and disagreement; practice in role play and writing skills. Cultural background on France and French speaking countries including home, family and daily life, e.g. using public transport or arranging accommodation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: use French to communicate about events in the present, future and past
LO2: ask for information in French and understand the reply
LO3: express opinions including agreement or disagreement
LO4: maintain a dialogue on a prepared topic using simple but correct language
LO5: write simple sentences and longer texts accurately
LO6: understand short simplified texts in French

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - FLUMIAN C/ LABASCOULE, J / LAUSE C. / ROYER C. (2011) NOUVEAU ROND-POINT PAS À PAS A 2: EDITIONS MAISON DES LANGUES, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9788484436669
Recommended - COLLINS DICTIONARIES (2014) COLLINS EASY LEARNING FRENCH - EASY LEARNING FRENCH DICTIONARY: COLLINS, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9780007530960
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