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Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module is conducted through French. Throughout the semesters, students will perform individual and collaborative tasks to develop their confidence and competence mainly in spoken production and interaction but also in written and listening production and comprehension in the target language. They will develop critical thinking and intercultural skills that will help them understand French speaking cultures better.

Learning Outcomes

1. Communicate orally and in an intelligible manner in front of a group, on familiar topics related to their interests and field of study and communicate to lead an activity.
2. Demonstrate an appreciation of perspectives other than their own worldview in intercultural encounters and critical thinking in interactions.
3. Understand, extract and retrieve relevant information from announcements, instructions, and messages spoken in French and from authentic audiovisual sources in French and different written materials on chosen topics.
4. Show a good degree of writing skills and grammatical control; draw on a sufficient vocabulary to express themselves on most topics pertinent to their everyday life such as university life, interests, studies etc.
5. Make effective use of digital tools and resources for language learning and language use (spoken and written) and engage in activities to develop capacity for lifelong learning.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours (online or face to face).
Independent Study33Autonomous learning outside the classes that will foster their language competence. For example: Participation in activies with LanguaCulture Space.
Portfolio Preparation45Progress based on the completion of weekly learning entries in the E-Portfolio, that show evidence of independent learning and completion of activities during the semester.
Directed learning25Completion of prescribed homework required before the classes.
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

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Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
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TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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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