module specification

OFL076 - French Stage 3B (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title French Stage 3B
Module level Level 4/5/6 (99)
Credit rating for module 15
School Guildhall School of Business and Law
Total study hours 150
24 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
0 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
126 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 40%   Written assessment
Oral Examination 60%   Oral test
Running in 2022/23

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Wednesday Afternoon

Module summary

In this module, students will develop advanced French language skills and work towards becoming autonomous users of the target language. (CEFR Level B2)  Students will learn how to use French in a wide range of contexts, with appropriate register.  The course further extends students’ ability to use grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately. It also focuses on intercultural communication skills and cultural aspects of French speaking countries.
The course is structured around class time, autonomous learning and guided WebLearn materials. The module is adaptable to the language abilities of students and can be taught to students studying in different years.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of OFL075 OR equivalent competence


The course is structured around class time, autonomous learning and guided WebLearn materials. Indicative contents will include:

• Development of listening skills in a variety of contexts and on a wide range of topics LO1
• Development of writing skills on a wide range of topics LO2
• Extension of lexis on a wide range of topics LO1, LO2
• Revision of grammar structures and introduction of new ones LO1, LO2
• Development of high level spoken accuracy and fluency, using appropriate register LO1

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Learning and teaching strategies will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Learners will actively participate in individual and group activities in class and autonomously, using online resources and tools available on WebLearn, as well as paper -based materials. They will receive teacher and peer feedback to enable them to reflect on their learning.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this module are calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. By the end of the module students should be able to:

1. Speaking and Listening

• deliver a clear and fluent presentation using an enhanced range of vocabulary

• express and discuss points of view fluently and spontaneously in a variety of social contexts


2. Writing and Reading :

•  be able to use and select different registers and styles appropriately

•  write clear text on a wide range of subjects; explain viewpoints on topical issues, giving advantages and disadvantages

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through a written assignment and an oral test. The written assessment will assess learning outcomes 2 , while the oral test will assess learning outcome 1.

• Formative assessment supports students in developing for summative assessment.

• Feedback on assessment is timely, constructive and developmental.

• Processes for marking assessments and for moderating marks are clearly articulated and consistently operated by those involved in the assessment process


Dollez, C. and Pons, S. (2007) Alter ego 3: livre de l'élève + CD audio. Vanves: Hachette.

Boularès, M. and Frérot, J.-L. (2017) Grammaire progressive du français, niveau  avancé: livre + CD.  2nd edn. Paris: CLE International.

Ribière, M. and Marriott, T. (1998) Help Yourself to Advanced French Grammar: A Grammar Reference and Workbook. 2nd edn. Harlow: Longman.

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