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FR4090: NON-HONOURS LEVEL 4 FRENCH LANGUAGE 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 11 Apr 2017 14:10


Course Overview

This Non-Honours Level 4 French language course, whose pre-requsite is the Non-Honours Level 3 French language course, is run over the full session and is only open to students who are following LLB (French or Belgian law), any Degree with French language as a minor subject, or any other Degree with the addition of French to its prescribed courses.

Building on the skills gained in their third year of study of French, this course will help the students gain higher skills in all four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, whilst increasing their lexical knowledge sensitivity to linguistic variety.

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Roger Ravet

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • FR3003 Level 3 French Language 5 (Passed)
  • Programme Level 4
  • One of French (FR) or Bachelor of Laws and Belgian Law (with Honours) or Bachelor of Laws and French Law (Honours)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This Non-Honours Level 4 French language course is open to students who have passed the Non-Honours Level 3 French language course and are following LLB (French or Belgian law), any Degree with French language as a minor subject, or any other Degree with the addition of French to its prescribed courses.

 The fundamental aim of this Non-Honours French language course is that the students attain a very high level of both receptive (reading and listening) and productive (writing and speaking) skills in French.

Exercises are designed to help students achieve very high levels of comprehension of both the spoken and written language and to increase their sensitivity to linguistic variety.

Students will be able to use the French language in its written and spoken forms with a very high degree of both fluency and accuracy in a wide range of registers.

The skills practiced in the Non-Honours Level 3 French language course (translation from and into French, composition in French) will be further improved in two weekly classes by presenting the students with more challenging translation passages with greater variety of lexis, syntactical patterns, style and register (Hour A) and by practicing oral presentations as well as increasing the demands posed by the composition or essay in terms of length, content, sophistication of argument and [removed]Hour B).

 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 15-minute oral test (25%)
  • Two translations from English to French (25%)
  • Two translations from French to English (25%)
  • 120-minute in-class composition test (25%)

Resit

  • Written examination (75%)
  • Oral examination (25%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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