Module code: FRE1068

Module Overview

This module is taught in the target language in semester 2 of FHEQ Level 4

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

ARCHER Leona (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Seminar Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 11

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Delivering a presentation, e.g. body language, visual aids, handling questions,

  • Negotiating: making suggestions, accepting and rejecting proposals and suggestions, bargaining, summarizing results

  • Making phone calls

  • Handling complaints and giving advice

  • Chairing and participating in meetings

  • Listening comprehension

  • Workplace writing genres, e.g. e-mails and letters, minutes, reports

  • CVs and cover letters

  • Intonation, stress, pitch

  • Grammatical terminology in French

  • The grammar of spoken and written French

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Written Assignment (CV) 20
Coursework Written Assignment (Cover Letter) 20
Oral exam or presentation Speaking Assignment (Job Interview) 20
Examination 2-HOUR EXAMINATION 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

  • Knowledge and understanding of the use of the target language;

  • Ability to analyse and interpret texts;

  • Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;

  • Ability to take notes effectively and use IT skills to find and present relevant information;

  • Subject-specific knowledge of French language in a professional environment.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Coursework assignments. 1- Written Assignment (CV); 2- Written Assignment (Cover Letter); 3- Speaking Assignment (Job Interview). These tasks enable students to develop subject specific knowledge, and to improve their written and oral French in a variety of professional contexts.

  • Two hour exam. Students answer questions on grammar, reading comprehension, and write an essay relating to topics studied over the course of the semester. Assesses ability to write accurate and appropriate French, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of topics covered.


Formative assessment and feedback

  • Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.

  • Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.

  • Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Module aims

  • To develop the linguistic skills to enable students to participate and communicate effectively in a range of professional contexts.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Communicate effectively, in speaking and writing, and with a relatively good degree of fluency and accuracy in a range of professional settings, in French CPT
002 Recognise distinguishing features of spoken and written professional genres CKPT
003 Recognise and use appropriate nonverbal techniques in professional communication CP
004 Use the grammatical and pragmatic conventions of language which are required for communication in professional contexts CKP
005 Understand spoken and written French on professional topics CKPT
006 Demonstrate a good degree of grammatical accuracy in their use of more advanced French grammar CKPT
007 Demonstrate a good degree of accuracy and appropriateness in the intonation of individual words and sentences CP
008 Recognise first language inference CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


  • Enable students to develop their language skills as a medium for understanding, expression and communication, through listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language;

  • Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading in the target language;

  • Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;

  • Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the written assignment;

  • Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.

  • Develop communication skills through interactions in class;

  • Acquire a broad knowledge of the history, culture and institutions of the societies in which French is used.


The learning and teaching methods include:


  • Three contact hours per week over Semester 2.

  • Classes will include lectures and seminars;

  • students are expected to read extensively outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Other information


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
English Literature and French BA (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and French BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French with German) BA (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.