French Language and Society 5 (mastery)
This information is for the 2022/23 session.
Mr Francois Simon PEL 6.01 K
This course is available on the MA in Modern History. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is available with permission to General Course students.
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).
AND / OR attend a compulsory interview with the course co-ordinator prior to registration.
- Further advanced (up to the level of mastery) study of the 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 materials.
- The focus is on accuracy as well as communication that advance students’ language competence, transferable skills and cultural awareness.
20 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
Two hours per week, which will feature: (a) seminars; (b) Oral Classes; (c) Workshops; (d) Tutorials; and (e) Guided study using Language (f) grammar. Showroom, IT and web-based material including a virtual learning environment supported by Moodle.
This course has reading weeks in week 6 of Michaelmas and Lent terms.
- 40% : Research project (in the MT and LT (including an Oral examination (20%) in the main exam period).
- 20% : Continuous assessment (in the MT and LT).
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 resources available on the World Wide Web.
Exam (30%, duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes) in the summer exam period.
Oral examination (30%) in the ST.
Continuous assessment (40%) 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
(2019/20 - 2021/22 combined)
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Department: Language Centre
Total students 2021/22: 8
Average class size 2021/22: 8
Capped 2021/22: Yes (12)
Value: One Unit
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