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FREN9095 French accelerated language stages 1-2

Module Overview

This module will cover two language stages in one academic year.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • use language quite creatively and precisely for a range of purposes and audiences
  • continue reflecting critically and making judgements in the light of evidence and argument
  • continue extracting and synthesising key information from written and spoken sources
  • continue organising and presenting ideas within the framework of a structured and
  • reasoned argument
  • continue engaging in analytical and evaluative thinking
  • further develop problem-solving skills.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Being proficient in and knowing how to learn a foreign language is a key skill in its own right
  • communication, presentation, interaction
  • the ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team
  • mediating skills, qualities of empathy
  • self-reliance, initiative, adaptability and flexibility
  • intercultural competence.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • use and present material in the target language and your own language in written and oral forms in a clear and effective manner
  • work autonomously, manifested in self-direction, self-discipline and time management
  • take accurate and effective notes and summarise material
  • research effectively in libraries and handle bibliographic information
  • use target language source materials appropriately
  • write and think under pressure and meet deadlines
  • access electronic resources and use information and communication technologies appropriately.

Syllabus

This Stage will integrate topics and, where appropriate, specialist areas with the study of the language. Course books, reference material and topic-based material will be used as appropriate. Much of the material will be derived from authentic print and audio-visual media. Open-access material will be available in the relevant resources area.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Classes Although part of any class session is likely to involve direct teaching, the emphasis is on student participation and you will be expected to take part actively in discussion and in tasks like small group and pair work, role play, and individual or group presentations. As much of the class as possible will be taught in the target language. While all this may seem daunting, the tutor will give you plenty of support to build your confidence and, particularly in the case of assessed work, will provide feedback which will help you to improve. Independent learning You will be expected to spend time studying outside the class, and we provide guidance, facilities and materials to help you develop your expertise as an independent language learner. As you progress through the Stages you will learn to understand, monitor and improve your own learning style; you will also acquire some expertise as a researcher and develop the kind of key skills which are valued by employers. You are encouraged to use the facilities in the Centre for Language Study Resources Centre at the Avenue Campus and at other sites in the University. These include on-line and computer-based resources, current newspapers and magazines, language laboratories and satellite TV, and self-access materials. For this Stage, you will be asked to consolidate your class work, to read, watch or listen to material in the target language, to prepare exercises and activities for the class, to write assignments, undertake projects and continue to build a repertoire of effective language learning strategies.

TypeHours
Tutorial96
Follow-up work102
Preparation for scheduled sessions102
Total study time300

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

At the beginning of the course, you will receive information about your assessment. This will include • what tasks you will be expected to carry out • clear criteria against which your work will be assessed • what the provisional date and deadline of each assessment task is. It is the responsibility of students to ensure that they have read and understood this documentation, to plan their work schedule in advance, and to keep to the deadlines. If you are in any doubt, talk to your coordinator in good time Summative Coursework: • Short oral interactions • Short pieces of writing • Grammar and vocabulary tests • Listening/viewing Exam Semester : 2 hour written exam to cover writing, reading and grammar Semester 2 1 in-class listening/viewing test 2 hour exam

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 10%
Coursework 10%
Coursework 10%
Coursework 10%
Examination  (2 hours) 35%
Examination  (2 hours) 15%
Test 10%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Resubmit assessments 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Students will be expected to buy a grammar book and a course book.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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