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Archived Version 2020 - 2021

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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.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity50Completion of weekly tasks and engagement with individual feedback provided by the lecturer.
Workshop30Interactive sessions.
Assignment Completion25Identify and gather information on a business related topic. Organise this material and prepare a group presentation accompanied by an oral commentary
Directed learning40Complete online exercises. Watch French materials recommended (documentaries, online series, French current affairs.. Complete grammar exercises allocated.
Independent Study105Further study dependent on individual areas in need of development, to be advised. A focus will be placed on exposure to aural and oral material and engagement with written production and grammar
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 Assessment% Examination Weight%
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Reassessment Requirement
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
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