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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is intended for students who have studied French to Higher or equivalent level, but whose knowledge may be rusty.  It will enable them to consolidate and extend their knowledge of French, written and spoken.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
Diagnostic Test

This course has a diagnostic test which you must take before selecting this course. More information about the Diagnostic Tests

  • Dr ClĂ©mence O'Connor

Qualification Prerequisites

  • UoA French FRINT
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is intended for students who have studied French to Higher or equivalent level, but whose knowledge may be rusty.  It will enable them to consolidate and extend their knowledge of French, written and spoken.   It lays equal emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking, and in general insists as much on accuracy as on fluency.  It  presents certain advanced grammatical structures and introduces techniques of translation.  It also offers students opportunities to improve their communication skills through group work, discussion and presentations.  There are three timetabled weekly hours: one written language hour in which students follow the same programme of work as FR1025; a further written hour for revision and consolidation of grammar; an oral language hour.  In addition, students follow a structured programme of private study, including both listening and grammatical material.

Further Information & Notes

This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1023 or FR 1025.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and 1 oral examination (20%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and 1 oral examination (20%).

Formative Assessment

4 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.


The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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