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LANG7017 - Applied French Studies

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Title:Applied French Studies
Long Title:Applied French Studies
Module Code:LANG7017
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: Sheila Walsh
Module Description: This module broadens students' range of knowledge and French vocabulary and features of grammar specifically relating to contemporary social and cultural topics such as employment, job advertisements and applications, CV preparation and contemporary issues relating to higher education, work placements, youth employment, the property rental market, etc.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Engage in conversation in French on topics relating to work experience, educational qualifications and other topics relating to employment, job applications, etc.
LO2 Write short essays, draft a French CV and cover letter, extended professional letters and emails in French.
LO3 Read, comprehend and analyse authentic French texts on complex topics.
LO4 Listen to, comprehend and analyse authentic audio-visual materials on a range of relevant topics, such as the contemporary employment market in France.
LO5 Develop knowledge of a range of relevant topics such as contemporary French society, business, employment and careers in the French-speaking world.
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).
14086 LANG7017 Applied French Studies
14089 LANG7018 Working with French
14090 LANG7019 French Business and Culture
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
Other Participation 1,3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
Essay Written analysis of a film or approved cultural topic relating to module syllabus. 2,5 20.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening comprehension 4 10.0 Week 8
Other Written in-class tests including reading comprehension, essay writing and grammar exercises. 2,3,5 30.0 Week 12
Oral Examination/Interview Individual oral assessment in two parts. One part will be a discussion of an unseen item combining text and images for discussion by the student and the second part will be a short mock job/placement interview scenario with the student as a candidate. 1,3,5 20.0 Week 13
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, vocabulary and social and cultural knowledge. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language lab work on AV resources, oral and aural skills and grammatical and cultural knowledge. 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, vocabulary, social and cultural knowledge. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language lab work on AV resources, oral and aural skills and social and cultural knowledge. 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
  • Boulares, M. 2019, Grammaire progressive du francais - Nouvelle édition : Livre avancé, 3rd Ed., CLE Paris [ISBN: 978-209-03819]
  • Mitchell, Fleuranceau 2011, Pour parler affaires: Méthode de francais professionnel, Maison des langues Paris [ISBN: 9788484438564]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Collins Dictionary 2016, Collins Robert French Dictionary Complete and Unabridged: For advanced learners and professionals, 10th Ed., Harper Collins Paris [ISBN: 9782321009023]
  • Hawkins, Towell 2015, French grammar and usage, 4th Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9781138851108]
  • Humberstone, P. 2000, Mot à mot: new advanced French vocabulary, 5th Ed., Hodder Education London [ISBN: 9781444110005]
  • Drake, H. 2011, Contemporary France, Palgrave Macmillan London [ISBN: 9780333792445]
  • Howarth, Varouxakis 2014, Contemporary France: An Introduction to French Politics and Society, 2nd edition Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780340741870]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 4 Group Elective 2
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 4 Group Elective 1
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 4 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 4 Elective
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 4 Elective
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 4 Elective

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