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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This Non-Honours Level 3 French language course, whose pre-requisites are FR2502 or FR2512 , runs over the full session and is open to students following a Designated Degree in French Studies, LLB (French or Belgian law), European Studies (with one language) or any Degree with French language as a minor .

This course will improve French language skills in all four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, whilst increasing grammatical and lexical knowledge, as well as sensitivity to linguistic variety.​

It carries 30 credits and is assessed by way of six equally weighted assignments.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Roger Ravet

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of FR2002 Advanced French Language 1 (Passed) or FR2012 Advanced Introductory French Language 1 (Passed) or FR2502 Advanced French Language 2 (Passed) or FR2512 Advanced Introductory French Language 2 (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FR3003 Level 3 French Language 5 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This Non-Honours Level 3 French language course is open to students who have passed either FR2502 or FR2512 and are following a Designated Degree in French Studies, LLB (French or Belgian law)European Studies (with ONE language), any Degree with French language as a minor subject, or any other Degree with the addition of French to its prescribed courses.  Its fundamental aim to develop in students a high level of both receptive (reading and listening) and productive (writing and speaking) skills in French.

​Teaching falls into three broad areas that complement each other and contribute to the students’ overall command of the French language. There are three weekly class. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills. Hour A develops competence in the written language at a formal level as well as in the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of registers. The Grammar Hour aims at furthering the students' practical understanding of grammar.

Exercises are designed to improve students' comprehension of both the spoken and written language, as well as increase their sensitivity to linguistic variety. Traditional kinds of written exercise introduced and practiced at levels 1 and 2 (translation from and into French, report writing in French) will be continued in order to build upon and extend the skills already developed by presenting more challenging translation passages with greater variety of lexis, syntactical patterns, style and register and by increasing the demands posed by the report and composition in terms of length, content, sophistication of argument and expression.​

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Studies with French
  • BSc Mathematics with French
  • BSc Psychology with French
  • Bachelor of Laws and Belgian Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and French Law (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in French Language (Hons)
  • French Minor
  • MA French Studies
  • MA Psychology with French

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt
  • 15-minute oral test (25%)
  • Two translations from English to French (25%)
  • Two translations from French to English (25%)
  • Written report in French (25%)
  • Written examination (75%)
  • Oral examination (25%)

Formative Assessment



Frequent feedback will be provided in class discussions. All formal assessments will be returned  with full commentary and also be discussed in class. Fair copies for all the tests will be uploaded on myaberdeen.

All course tutors advertise their office hours​.

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