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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title French Language and Business 1
Module Code FR295
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Houssaine Afoullouss
Semester 2: Houssaine Afoullouss
Autumn: Houssaine Afoullouss
Module TeachersHoussaine Afoullouss
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The objective of this module is to consolidate the students’ fluency and accuracy both spoken and written as well as improve their comprehension of written and spoken French. The content of the module is designed to introduce students to specialised topics related to business French. The module is conducted entirely through French.

Learning Outcomes

1. Scan and extract relevant information from a variety of written material related to business French.
2. Understand material presented orally in French, both live & online, on a variety of familiar business topics.
3. Produce concise and clear written texts on familiar business topics.
4. Research and present information, both orally and in writing, on relevant business topics.
5. Demonstrate a sufficient level of digital literacies to fully function within French speaking digital sphere.
6. Demonstrate a good command of the appropriate-level linguistic constructions and vocabulary, allowing gaps to be readily overcome with circumlocutions.
7. Demonstrate a good level of grammatical constructions at B1 - B2 level

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion50No Description
Lecture20No Description
Independent Study75Further study dependent on individual areas in need of development. A focus will be placed on exposure to aural and oral material and engagement with written production and grammar
Directed learning105Recommended online activities to develop students' language skills and intercultural competence.
Total Workload: 250

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

Indicative Content and Learning Activities
The module will cover topics related to the French economy and business in France. These will include globalization, entrepreneurship, innovation, COVID-19 and its effect on the economy, environmental issues, etc. Indicative Learning Activities: Students will engage with aural and written stimuli in order to complete associated tasks. These will include interpreting an infographic, answering questions and expressing their opinions in relation to material presented to them in the form of oral or written input. They will research a company and develop the skills that will allow them to present their company to their peers orally using supporting written materials. Supplementary online exercises will also be used that students complete in their own time and which give automatic feedback and provide links to additional resources.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationCompletion of weekly quizzes and written / oral activities20%Every Week
Loop QuizSet of online language quizzes for revision of topics not covered in class10%Sem 1 End
ParticipationTelecollaboration with native speakers from a partner French university.10%As required
AssignmentWritten production and comprehension; CA1 - 25%, CA2 35%60%As required
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
Indicative Reading List

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