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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Intermediate French Language Skills 5
Module Code FR323
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Julie Moyne
Semester 2: Julie Moyne
Autumn: Julie Moyne
Module TeachersJulie Moyne
Julie Boustie
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The aim of this module is to prepare students to be able to use French language with ease and appropriately in a wide range of situations, either at work, in social gatherings or in everyday life. In order to do this, based on the principles of content & language integrated learning, the module, taught through French, will focus on developing every skill: understanding, reading, speaking and writing. This will be done through the exploration of our main topic: current affairs. Students are expected to work towards attaining an upper intermediate level of oral and written fluency and accuracy in diverse situations. Materials used in this module are mainly drawn from CEFR level B2 They will have to attend all sessions and to participate fully in the proposed learning activities, either individually or in groups, with their classmates and also with native French speakers through online telecollaboration when possible.

Learning Outcomes

1. LO1: understand a wide range of texts, conversations, multimodal documents, and recognise variations in opinions.
2. LO2: express him/herself effectively without much obvious searching for expressions for social, academic and professional purposes.
3. LO3: produce clear, structured texts and give a clear, well-structured presentation on familiar subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
4. LO4: easily follow most lectures, interactions between third parties, native and non-native speakers, in group discussion and debate, on familiar topics. Can handle interjections and respond in said interactions.
5. LO5: express personal opinions on topics beyond those relating to his/her immediate personal experience, in an interactive manner in oral discussions in front of an audience with a level of fluency and accuracy appropriate for this level.
6. LO6: demonstrate reflective and critical thinking on the topics covered throughout the module and also on the tasks carried out individually and with peers.
7. LO7: make effective use of digital tools and resources for the purpose of language learning.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Class preparation and participation (attendance compulsory)
Directed learning45Weekly autonomous work
Online activity26Tele-collaboration with native French Speakers
Group work15Collaborative work towards projects for tasks 1, 2
Portfolio Preparation15Reflection and analysis of work realised throughout semester 1
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
Group assignmentFrench Speaking Current Affairs: Written preparatory work and oral debate50%Week 5
PortfolioPresenting the news: Telecollaborative work and reflection50%Week 11
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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