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This course is intended for students who have studied French to Higher or equivalent level. It will enable them to consolidate and extend their knowledge of French, written and spoken.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course has a diagnostic test which you must take before selecting this course. More information about the Diagnostic Tests
This course is intended for students who have studied French to Higher or equivalent level. 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. The course consists of four timetabled weekly hours: one grammar lecture; one written language hour; an oral language hour; a listening hour. In addition, students follow a structured programme of private study, including both listening and grammatical material.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There will be no examination. The total course mark weighting will be: 70% written, 20% oral, 10% listening comprehension
70% of total mark - divided in:
5x mini-tests worth 10% of written mark each; these will be the 5 best marks of 10 weekly gap-filling mini-tests (weeks 2-11), going live for two sittings capped at 10’ each, computer-marked. If a student misses both sittings of a test, the 5 best marks out of 9 tests will be used.
1x ‘true or false’ reading comprehension in week 5 (10% of the written mark); if a student misses both sittings of the test, an additional sitting will be arranged in week 6.
2x short translations submitted via Turnitin in weeks 4 (into English) and 9 (into French); (20% each of the written mark). If a student misses both sittings of a test, an additional sitting will be arranged for weeks 6 and 11 respectively.
20% of total mark - including:
1x in-class or synchronous online assessment in week 10, with opportunities to reschedule in weeks 11 and 12 if there are connectivity issues.
10% of total mark - including:
1x online assessment in week 10 (using true or false and gap filling), going live for two sittings capped at 60’ each, computer-marked.
Alternative Resit Assessment
Written paper (80%)
Oral exam (20%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|