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This Junior Honours French language course, whose pre-requisites are FR2502 or FR2512, runs over the full session and is only open to Single and Joint Junior Honours degree in French students.
Building on the skills gained during their first two years of study of French, this course will improve the students' French language skills in all four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, whilst increasing their grammatical and lexical knowledge, as well as their sensitivity to linguistic variety.
It carries 15 credits and is assessed by way of four equally weighted assignments.
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
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The course aims 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 classes. One class led 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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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 are uploaded on MyAberdeen.
All formal assessments will be returned with full commentary and also be discussed in class. Fair copies are uploaded on MyAberdeen.
Frequent feedback will be provided in class discussions.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Developed valuable transferable skills of initiative, organisation, analysis, and presentation.
|By the end of the course, students should have developed their written skills. They should also be able to carry out a piece of independent work, using and analysing a variety of French sources.
|Be able to assemble a coherent and structured argument and to present it in accurate French in an appropriate form and register.