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FR4089: SENIOR HONOURS FRENCH LANGUAGE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:40


Course Overview

This Senior Honours French language course, whose pre-requisite is the Junior Honours French Language course, is run over the full session and is only open to Single and Joint Senior Honours degree in French students.

Building on the skills gained in their third year of study of French, this course will help the students' French language gain very high 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.

Course Details

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

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

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

The fundamental aim of this Senior Honours French language course is that the students achieve 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 Junior Honours (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, and sophistication of argument (Hour B).


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18, 25 - 34, 38
  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18, 25 - 34, 38
  • 1 Oral during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18, 25 - 34, 38

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Oral Exam

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Composition in French (2 hours)

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4x Class Test

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2x Translation (20% each)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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