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LANG7016 - Applied French

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Title:Applied French
Long Title:Applied French
Module Code:LANG7016
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 20 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: Sheila Walsh
Module Description: This module expands students working knowledge of French language and grammar in use (introducing a larger range of tenses and moods, use of pronouns, relative pronouns, prepositions, adverbs, reported speech, etc.) to build towards a level of linguistic competence approaching B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It also builds on students' knowledge of contemporary French culture and includes selected topics associated with 20th century History. Students will work with films and works of art and literature including extracts from novels, selected short stories and poems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Engage with contemporary life in France through film and selected texts.
LO2 Comprehend, interpret and/or translate authentic materials in French such as business and informal conversations, film reviews, email correspondence, etc. to intermediate level.
LO3 Write extended paragraphs, projects, emails and reports in French using a variety of past, present and future tenses, the conditional and imperative moods, etc.
LO4 Comprehend a reasonably complex level of spoken French in everyday and professional business contexts.
LO5 Speak French in intermediate contexts including a variety of tenses, moods, and covering a range of everyday and familiar specialised topics.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cultural Studies
Research economic and business aspects of France and Francophone countries in Europe.
Listening skills
Working with AV resources on dealing with contemporary society, current affairs and topics relevant to the international business sector. Using AV resources to work on grammar in practice.
Speaking skills
Group and paired role plays and discussions in class.
Reading skills
Reading authentic texts in French which demonstrate a reasonable level of complexity and include exposure to a widening range of general and specialized vocabulary.
Writing skills
Writing extended paragraphs, email correspondence and other texts in French and expanding the range and complexity of topics covered with suitable attention to relevant grammar topics and the acquisition and use of appropriate new vocabulary.
Grammar
Reinforcement of key aspects of grammar such as structure and use of past tenses, use of moods (imperative, conditional), identifying and using reported speech, function and use of pronouns, adverbs and other relevant grammar topics.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Analysis of a film, short-story, poetry or current affairs article/s. 1,2,5 20.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening comprehension 2,4 20.0 Week 9
Oral Examination/Interview Group oral assessment 4,5 20.0 Week 12
Short Answer Questions In class written test 1,2,3 40.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Grammar, History, reading, writing, etc. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Engaging with authentic resources, listening and speaking practice, film and video content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent revision of language structures vocabulary and socio-cultural content covered in class time. Listening to and reading newspaper and other current affairs articles, researching project and presentation work. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Grammar, History, reading, writing, etc. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Listening to authentic sources, listening and speaking exercises, working with film and video resources. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent revision of language structures vocabulary and socio-cultural content covered in class time. Listening to and reading newspaper and other current affairs articles, researching project and presentation work. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mitchell, Fleuranceau 2011, Pour parler affaires : Méthode de français professionnel’, Maison des langues Paris [ISBN: 9788484438564]
  • Eamon Maher and Nathalie Cazaux 2002, Faisons Affaires, First Ed., Oak Tree Press Dublin
  • Annick Ferre, Francais des Affaires, First Ed., Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 071-7121623]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Novel author: Rachedi, M. 2006, Le poids d'une âme, J C Lattes Paris [ISBN: 9782709628457]
  • Humberstone, P., Mot à mot: new advanced French vocabulary, 5th edition Ed., Hodder Education London [ISBN: 9781444110005]
  • Aries, Debney 2013, Facon de parler 2, 5th edition Ed., Hodder Education London [ISBN: 9781444181241]
  • Hawkins, Towell 2015, French grammar and usage, 4th Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9781138851108]
  • Rosi, McNab, French grammar made easy, 2nd edition Ed., Hodder Arnold London [ISBN: 9780340900949]
  • Lawless, L. 2005, The everything French verb book: A handy reference for mastering verb conjugation, Adams media Massachusetts
  • Brodsky, D. 2009, French verbs made simple(r), 2nd edition Ed., University of Texas Press Austin [ISBN: 9780292714724]
  • Drake, H. 2011, Contemporary France, Palgrave Macmillan London [ISBN: 9780333792445]
  • Howarth, Varoxakis 2014, Contemporary France: An Introduction to French Politics and Society, 2nd edition Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780340741870]
  • Hargreaves, A.G. 2007, Multi-Ethnic France: Immigration, Politics, Culture and Society, 2nd edition Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 0415397839]
  • Cole, A. 2017, French politics and Society, 3rd edition Ed., Routledge London
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • film: director: Olivier Nakache, starring Omar Sy 2011, 'Intouchables', France
  • website: L'etudiant.fr (French information and resource site for students)
  • website: TV5 news and current affairs in French
  • website: French news channel and online service
  • website: Radio France Internationale
  • Website: www.pole-emploi.fr
  • Website: www.francaisfacile.fr
  • Website: www.bbc.co.uk/education
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_BMMNT_7 Bachelor of Business 3 Group Elective 2
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 3 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 3 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 4 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing 3 Elective
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 3 Elective
CR_OHCMA_7 Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management 3 Elective
CR_OHCMA_7 Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management 4 Elective
CR_BMKTG_7 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 4 Group Elective 1
CR_BMKTG_7 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 4 Group Elective 2
CR_BMKTG_7 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 3 Group Elective 1
CR_BMKTG_7 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 3 Group Elective 2
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 3 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 4 Elective
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 3 Elective
CR_OHCMA_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management 4 Elective
CR_OHCMA_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management 3 Elective
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 3 Elective
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 4 Elective

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