Module title: French 5

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG09101
Module leader: Christine Penman
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

LNG08108 - French or completion of an internal language assessment test.
Equivalent Learning - Common European Framework of Reference B1

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: 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 labs and relevant online resources. Extensive use of Moodle in conjunction with these resources facilitates practice, revision and independent learning.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:

Key employability skills are: time management and taking responsibility for your own workload; communication skills; research skills; the ability to argue a case or defend a position in speaking or writing in French.

Assessment (formative and summative):

Informal feedback is given during the tutorials and in comments on guided learning tasks. Summative assessment tests grammatical competence, oral and written comprehension, and the ability to present arguments in a simulated business situation.

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 provided on Moodle and in some cases in hard copy. The languages server facilitates access to language learning materials. The assessments are designed to be accessible to students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Student Support Services can provide extra help as required.

Internationalisation:

The module provides an entry into other cultures and fosters understanding and integration.


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 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module focuses on improving students' ability to understand authentic documents, and to present opinions and arguments in a structured and coherent way.

Work on improved language competence includes a review of all tenses, active and passive forms and all straightforward sentence structures; review of complex grammar; lexis and structures for expressing formal agreement, disagreement and argumentation.

The module additionally encourages structured and supported independent research into selected aspects of French life focussing on news and current affairs.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: understand more complex and sustained authentic texts in French from a variety of sources with some assistance
LO2: communicate spontaneously and naturally with good grammatical control in speaking and writing
LO3: use effective argumentation with clearly linked ideas
LO4: apply language skills in researching aspects of current affairs and contemporary issues in France
LO5: prepare a strategy for enhancing language learning and appraise own progress

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MENAND, R. AND JOHNSON, A.-M. (2010) LE NOUVEAU TAXI! 3 LIVRE DE L'ÉLÈVE: HACHETTE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9782011555588
Core - MENAND, R., LINCOLN, M. AND JOHNSON, A.-M. (2010) CAHIER D'EXERCICES: LE NOUVEAU TAXI 3!: HACHETTE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9782011555595
Core - HEMINGWAY, A. (2008) COMPLETE FRENCH GRAMMAR: MCGRAW HILL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780071482844
Recommended - VERCOLLIER (2004) DIFFICULTÉS EXPLIQUÉES DU FRANÇAIS… FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS NIVEAU INTERMÉDIAIRE/AVANCÉ: CLÉ INTERNATIONAL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978209033701
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