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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title French Language and Culture 8 (B2.1)
Module Code FR3008
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Flora Abd Rabo
Semester 2: Flora Abd Rabo
Autumn: Flora Abd Rabo
Module TeachersElena Lopez
Flora Abd Rabo
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module, taught entirely through French, aims to develop students’ language competence and fluency in written and spoken production. Students will be instructed with a variety of multimodal activities in order to develop cognitive abilities such as critical thinking, openness and creativity. Students will moreover be practising a range of language skills that they may apply in their professional life.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand main points and important details in stories and other narratives from authentic textual and audio-visual sources on selected topics made for a wider audience.
2. Communicate fluently and confident on both familiar topics and some beyond their immediate personal experience, such as societal developments and cultural production in the Spanish-speaking countries. Express their own point of views on these matters, provided that the interlocutor makes an effort to support understanding.
3. Produce straightforward connected texts on a variety of subjects related to the student field of interest, being able to link a series of shorter elements into a linear sequence. Develop the knowledge of text type conventions and sociolinguistic appropriateness in a variety of texts such as personal email, online written interactions, reports etc.
4. Demonstrate a good understanding of intermediate language and structure in order to communicate efficiently in a variety of contexts. Draw on relevant and appropriate vocabulary to express him-herself on topics concerning Spanish-speaking culture, popular culture, and related topics.
5. Demonstrate you can identify and interpret cultural cues appropriately in the target culture.
6. Make adequate use of digital technologies to support self-regulated learning processes, i.e. to monitor and reflect on student own learning, providing evidence of progress.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours
Independent Study33Autonomous learning outside the classroom, aiming to foster students' language and cultural competence. For example, participation in the activities organised in the Languaculture Space.
Assignment Completion25Completion of prescribed homework and assigments required to monitor the progress of the student.
Portfolio Preparation45Preparation, creation, and final submission of the portfolio.
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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationAttendance to at least 50% of seminars.10%n/a
Performance evaluationLanguage skills and mini tasks evaluations during classes.40%n/a
PortfolioProgress based on the completion of an E-portfolio that shows evidence of independent learning and completion of activities during the semester.50%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 2
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