OFL072 - French Stage 1B (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18|
|Module title||French Stage 1B|
|Module level||Level 4/5/6 (99)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||Guildhall School of Business and Law|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2017/18||
Students will continue to learn French and will become confident elementary users, towards CEFR A2 level. Students will learn to use the language in familiar contexts through practical class activities, focusing on functional and authentic language use. The module develops students’ control of grammatical structures and vocabulary, as well as focusing on reading, writing, listening, speaking, communicative and pronunciation skills. Students will also study the cultures of French speaking countries.
This is a 15 credit module taught on a semester basis. The module is assessed by a progress test, a listening test and an oral test. The course is structured around class time, autonomous learning and guided Weblearn materials.
Prior learning requirements
Completion of OFL071 OR A1 competence
The aims of this module are:
• To develop students’ linguistic competences in French for all skills towards an elementary level (level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference);
• To develop appropriate language learning strategies to encourage effective autonomous learning
• To develop an understanding of the cultural contexts in which French is used
• To enhance student employability and transferable skills
The course is structured around class time, autonomous learning and guided Weblearn materials. Indicative contents will include:
• Development of receptive skills (listening and reading) in French
• Development of productive skills (speaking and writing)
• Development of vocabulary and lexis
• Further acquisition of simple grammatical structures
• Second language acquisition and language learning strategies
Learning and teaching
This course will follow a blended learning approach. Students will study French during class and extend and consolidate this with the use of WebLearn and other online and paper based resources. They will develop autonomous learning skills and language learning strategies. Students will work together and alone in and out of class and they will receive teacher and peer feedback to enable them to reflect on their learning.
The learning outcomes of this module are calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
On completing this module, students will be able to:
1. Understand simple language in familiar contexts and situations
Interact in a simple way, ask and answer questions on familiar topics
Produce short utterances on familiar topics and situations
Respond to and initiate questions and statements on familiar topics
2 Write short notes and messages, fill in forms with personal details
Write simple emails/online posts
Understand short simple written texts and find specific information in everyday material
Understand the gist of simple written texts on familiar topics
3. Extend their range of vocabulary and phrases related to familiar topics and situations
Extend their control of a range of grammatical structures
Learning outcomes 1,2 and 3 will be assessed through the progress test, listening test and oral test.
French Foundations 1 by Bissar/Phillips/Tschirhart (Palgrave)
Grammaire progressive niveau debutant by Gregoire/Merlot (CLE International)
Weblearn and other appropriate online resources