Module title: French 4

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG08108
Module leader: Christine Penman
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

Module code LNG 08101
Module title French 3 or completion of an internal language assessment test
Examples of equivalent learning Level B1 on the European Framework

2018/9, 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:

The module delivery will consist of a series of tutorials conducted by the module leader. These will include a range of class- and web-based activities and tasks designed to provide training and practice in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with a focus on the lexis and structures associated with writing through carefully selected authentic texts. In addition to the tutorials, students will be provided with guidance to work more independently on ways to exercise their reading skills, practise writing and enhance their background knowledge of French culture and French-speaking societies. Feedback will be given informally at each class.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:

The employability skills which will be embedded in this module are specifically:
- analytical skills: students are expected to display the ability to bring out the main points of a variety of documents, to be able to compare and contrast them.
- communicative skills: as students will need to articulate a range of contrasting facts and opinions expressed in the target language
- group work: as students will be working together in tutorials to produce the synthesis of written and audio-based documents
- ethical and intercultural understanding: as students will be confronted with a range of texts which present contemporary ethical issues

Assessment (formative and summative):

- Formative feedback will be provided throughout the semester as students will be expected to prepare regularly reports on a mix of written and audio and video sources, either in groups or individually. The feedback will originate from the peer group and the tutor.
- Summative assessments test listening and speaking skills (Component 1) and reading comprehension, grammatical knowledge, and writing (Component 2)

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 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
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
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 30 1,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Listening Exercise 20 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 400
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 2,3,6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module provides exposure to a range of text types related to current business and cultural issues. These are in written, audio or video form to exercise the students’ reading and listening skills in French. The texts are selected in terms of interest for a variety of contrasting opinions and are drawn from different media types. Remedial grammar exercises are customised in order to respond to the students’ needs. Regular practice in writing is provided both in tutorials and in the form of guided learning activities and students are encouraged to practise their listening and speaking skills in a supportive learning environment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: exploit a wide range of simple and more complex structures to maintain interaction and complete simple tasks in French
LO2: show a secure grasp of intermediate grammar
LO3: write correctly on a prepared topic
LO4: deliver a prepared presentation on a business or professional topic and answer simple questions
LO5: understand simple authentic spoken passages in French
LO6: understand simple authentic texts in French

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MENAND, R. AND JOHNSON, A.-M. (2010) LE NOUVEAU TAXI! 3 LIVRE DE L'ÉLÈVE: HACHETTE Vol. 1, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9782011555588
Core - MENAND, R., LINCOLN, M. AND JOHNSON, A.-M. (2010) CAHIER D'EXERCICES: LE NOUVEAU TAXI 3!: HACHETTE Vol. 1, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9782011555595
Recommended - HEMINGWAY, A. (2008) PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: COMPLETE FRENCH GRAMMAR.: MCGRAW HILL Vol. 1, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978078482844
Recommended - HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS AND DICTIONNAIRES LE ROBERT (2010) COLLINS ROBERT FRENCH DICTIONARY (COMPLETE & UNABRIDGED: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Vol. 1, 9th ed.
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