French: Level Five (Legal Issues)
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Mr Pierre Dagonnot TW3 6.01, Miss Florence Niclot TW3.6.01D and Mr Francois Simon TW3.6.01K
- 400 hours including self study (16+) Good A-Level pass. More than eight years at secondary school level. High level of ORAL fluency in the language.
- Admission to the course upon completion of online level test and tutor’s approval during needs analysis.
- You will need to show and demonstrate a special interest in the topic or being in the process of studying it .
- This course is best suited to LLM / LLB students.
- Course Aim: To be able to read and understand French specialised press, news and articles.
- You will also be able to discuss current topics and their effects on the French Legal system.
- To learn how to express logical argumentation in French.
- To improve pronunciation by recording your voice via Wimba (Moodle).
- To find it helpful to discuss views with other French students and exchange documents using Moodle, should collaboration arise with French University.
- To bring students to level C1 - C2 of CEFR. Communicative Content:
- To introduce a topic in the field of the law. To develop and describe particular points.
- To make an appropriate conclusion.
- To describe a situation.
- To describe the context of an event.
- To express and justify opinions.
- To agree, disagree and justify a choice.
- To introduce someone to the advantages and disadvantages of an option.
- To propose, accept or refuse.
- To conclude and adopt a recommendation.
- To express feelings.
- To speak about an event (past/present/future) and explain circumstances, causes and consequences.
- To debate and interact confidently in a discussion. To compare with other legal systems. Structural Content: Listening comprehension, oral presentation, occasional revision of major grammatical points and key tenses and introduction to different registers and literary styles.
- Topical issues through the analysis of legal texts in French on a weekly basis.
16 hours of lectures in the MT. 4 hours of lectures in the LT.
Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.
Continuous assessment (70%) in the MT and LT.
Oral examination (30%) in the LT.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2016/17: 3
Average class size 2016/17: 3
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills