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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Intermediate French Language Skills 2
Module Code FR104
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Valerie O'Reilly
Semester 2: Valerie O'Reilly
Autumn: Valerie O'Reilly
Module TeachersValerie O'Reilly
Agathe Ferreira
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module aims to consolidate students’ language competence and fluency with particular emphasis on the quality of spoken production. Reading comprehension and written skills are also reinforced through reading newspaper articles and using on line language resources. Awareness and knowledge of key aspects of current affairs in French-speaking countries are increased. In addition, team work and oral presentation skills are practised throughout the semester.

Learning Outcomes

1. Scan texts in order to locate and gather desired information from different written materials such as newspapers, letters, brochures, websites on familiar subjects.
2. Retrieve relevant information from authentic audiovisual sources in French on chosen topics.
3. Communicate orally and in an intelligible manner, on familiar topics related to his/her interests; enter unprepared into conversation to exchange, check and confirm information pertinent to everyday life, university life, interests, travel, etc..
4. Show a good degree of grammatical control; draw on a sufficient vocabulary to express him/herself on most topics pertinent to his/her everyday life such as university life, interests, travel, current affairs, etc. and make only a few mistakes leading to misunderstanding.
5. Engage in activities to develop capacity for lifelong learning; reflect on his/her own development and learning experience.
6. Make effective use of digital tools and resources for language learning and language use (spoken and written) including searching and retrieving relevant and reliable information.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Tutorial25Small group language classes and task-based language activities
Independent Study40Interaction with native speakers, films, reading and listening to authentic material
Independent Study40Research resources
Assignment Completion20Class presentation and round table discussion
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Classroom sessions are interactive and learner-centered. The syllabus focuses on increasing the language fluency and accuracy as well as covering essential cultural aspects through a variety of tasks, class activities and group projects. Students will be asked to work in pairs/groups and complete a variety of language assignments/tasks. On successful completion of this module, students will be able to function at an A2+ level, orally and in writing.

Module Resources
This module does not have any book resources. Various resources will be recommended by the lecturer and peers in due course. Students will be required to consult the Loop page before coming to class and study the recommended material in order to come prepared to class.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PortfolioParticipation in activities and progress based on the completion of the weekly work required during the semester using a tool called "Padlet".40%n/a
Loop QuizAural comprehension. Various format of aural text.20%n/a
Report(s)Written production on topics covered in class and following a certain format.20%n/a
PresentationOral presentation using a Pecha Kucha type of presentation on topics covered in class20%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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