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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Intermediate French Language Skills 4
Module Code FR214
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Valerie O'Reilly
Semester 2: Valerie O'Reilly
Autumn: Valerie O'Reilly
Module TeachersElodie Lefeuvre
Valerie O'Reilly
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module, taught through French, aims to develop students’ language competence and fluency in written and spoken production at an upper intermediate level. Students will moreover encounter a variety of contemporary texts as well as a range of audio-visual sources in order to develop reading and listening comprehension. Awareness and knowledge of current affairs, culture and society in French-speaking countries are further consolidated. Moreover, teamwork and oral presentation skills are practiced throughout the semester.

Learning Outcomes

1. Express him/herself clearly and coherently in writing on familiar topics, and show his/her awareness of a variety of text type conventions, such as personal email, blog entry, report etc.
2. Understand main points from authentic textual and audio-visual sources in French on chosen topics.
3. Clearly communicate orally on topics beyond those relating to his/her immediate personal experience, such as current affairs and cultural production of the French-speaking countries, and provide arguments and examples supporting their point of view.
4. Demonstrate a degree of control of some advanced grammar; draw on relevant and appropriate vocabulary to express him/herself on topics concerning French-speaking culture, current affairs, and related topics.
5. 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
Tutorial25Timetabled small group language classes and task-based activities.
Group work40Individual and collaborative study. Reading and listening to authentic material, interaction with native speakers and/or classmates, completion of collaborative tasks.
Directed learning40Participation in online oral and written activities on chosen topics and related tasks given.
Assignment Completion20No Description
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

Online resources

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
PortfolioCompletion of Learning Activities throughout the semester. These activities will be presented and analysed on a tool called "Padlet" to show language development.40%n/a
Loop QuizAural / written comprehension. Topics covered in class (Gap text, Language in use, etc).15%n/a
EssayShort written production on topics covered in class.20%n/a
PresentationOral presentation on a topic covered in class using a PowerPoint format called "Pecha Kucha" and Voice Thread.25%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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