French Language and Society 4 (proficiency)
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Mr Francois Simon TW3 6.01K
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 3 (advanced) (LN130).
AND / OR attend a compulsory interview with the course coordinator prior to registration.
- Further advanced (up to proficiency) study of French language within the framework of social sciences and culture.
- 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.
30 hours of classes in the MT. 30 hours of classes in the LT. 3 hours of classes in the ST.
Three 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.
- 40 % Research project ( in the MT and LT (including 20% for the oral examination in the main exam period)
- 20% Continuous assessment
See Assessment below
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 French language resources available on the World Wide Web.
Exam (40%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Project (20%, 2500 words) in the LT.
Oral examination (20%) in the ST.
Continuous assessment (20%) in the MT and LT.
Language courses map to the Common European Framework for Language Learning. This framework defines linguistic proficiency in the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) at different levels. To pass this course, students are therefore required to achieve a pass mark in each element of the assessment (continuous assessment, oral and written exams), as these test all four skills.
Student performance results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2016/17: 8
Average class size 2016/17: 4
Capped 2016/17: Yes (16)
Value: One Unit
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills