French Language and Society 3 (advanced)

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Miss Florence Niclot CMK. C803


Available as an outside option to all undergraduate and General Course students. Students can take this course in any year of their studies following approval from the teacher responsible and subject to their own programme regulations.


Students must have completed French Language and Society 2 (intermediate) (LN132).

Completion of the French Language and Society 2 (Intermediate) course (LN132); or a good pass at A Level or its equivalent is required. An interview with the course Co-ordinator prior to registration is compulsory.

Course content

Advanced study of the French language within the framework of social sciences and culture. In a dynamic and communicative way the course develops all four language skills (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing) through individual and group work, topical discussions, authentic and studio-based multi-media materials. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication that advance students’ language competence, transferable skills and cultural awareness.


20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of classes in the MT. 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of classes in the LT. 10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the ST.

Four hours per week, which will feature:

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Oral Classes
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials; and 
  • guided study using IT and Web-based materials including a virtual learning environment supported by Moodle.

Formative coursework

The students will be required to complete weekly language exercises.

Indicative reading

Students will be given the titles of the books when fully registered.


Exam (60%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.
Oral examination (20%) in the LT.
Continuous assessment (20%) in the MT and LT.

Student performance results

(2010/11 - 2012/13 combined)

Classification % of students
First 23.2
2:1 64.3
2:2 8.9
Third 3.6
Fail 0

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2012/13: 17

Average class size 2012/13: 7

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication