French Language and Society 5 (mastery)

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr Christophe Millart 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 4 (proficiency) (LN230).

An interview with the course co-ordinator prior to registration is compulsory.

Course content

Course content

  • Further advanced (up to the level of mastery) 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 on accuracy,  near native command  of the target Language, maximisation of cultural awareness through the latest developments with a particular emphasis on using student Centered approach in course delivery, preparing the students to be fully operational in a French speaking company or any other Organisation where near native command of French is an essential requirement.


20 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT. 10 hours of seminars in the ST.

Two hours per week, which will feature: (a) Lectures; (b) Oral Classes; (c) Workshops; (d) Tutorials; and (e) Guided study using Language Showroom, IT and web-based material including a virtual learning environment supported by Moodle.

Formative coursework

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

Indicative reading

Students are encouraged to make full use of the resources of French books in the Library as well as reference books. Students are also strongly advised to use the resources available on the World Wide Web.The course is in the process of being supplemented with new activities, topics and themes that underpin French Modern Society.


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 54.2
2:1 45.8
2:2 0
Third 0
Fail 0

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2012/13: 9

Average class size 2012/13: 8

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

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