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LANG8016 - Working and Living in France

Title:Working and Living in France
Long Title:Working and Living in France
Module Code:LANG8016
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
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 further prepares students for work or study placement in a French-speaking environment. It focuses on the linguistic and cultural aspects needed to work and live in a French-speaking region.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Compare and contrast aspects of business culture in different regions of France.
LO2 Comprehend spoken French at an advanced level in simulated everyday and business environments.
LO3 Speak at an advanced level of French as required in everyday and business situations.
LO4 Write extended essays on a broad range of topics at an advanced level in French.
LO5 Analyse and discuss advanced-level authentic texts in French
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
14087 LANG7016 Applied French
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.
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

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

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Business and everyday culture
An overview of the French job market, economy, major industries and companies and the practicalities of day to day life and employment in France (e.g. bills, opening bank accounts, the rental market for accommodation, official forms, insurance, medical cover).
Living in France
Aspects of everyday life in France: cultural norms and behavioral expectations.
Advanced grammar including aspects of formal written and spoken French. Use of the plu-perfect tense and the subjunctive mood, relative pronouns, prepositional verbs, modal verb structures, etc.
Reading, writing skills
Reading and writing texts at an advanced level including job advertisements and job applications, formal emails. Business publications, official forms required to live and/or work in France.
Speaking and listening skills
Learning to participate in and initiate conversations at an advanced level in personal and professional contexts necessary to live and/or work in France.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Listening comprehension. 2 15.0 Week 8
Project Portfolio. Theme: Living and working in France. Based on research and ongoing submissions of materials leading up to a final submission of completed portfolio at the end of the semester. Students must conduct research into various practical aspects of moving to and becoming established in a location where they could study or work in France. The precise topics to be investigated will be specified in the assignment brief for students. All content should be presented in written form in French and include relevant visual aids such as maps, diagrams, tables, etc. 1,2,4,5 30.0 Week 11
Other Written in-class tests to assess reading and writing skills, knowledge of relevant grammar topics, etc. 1,4,5 30.0 Week 12
Oral Examination/Interview Individual role play with examiner/s simulating one of a variety of practical scenarios based around moving to and living in France e.g. organising an appointment to open a bank account/a conversation with a potential land lord or estate agent to arrange a viewing of suitable accommodation, etc. 2,3 25.0 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Cultural content, work on reading, writing and grammar. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language lab activities including use of authentic AV resources, listening and speaking activities. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independant learning, revision of class content and research for project. 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 Cultural content, reading, writing and grammar content. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab language lab activities using authentic AV resources. Listening and speaking activities 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Independent revision of class content, research for project and to reinforce class content. 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 francais professionnel, Maison des langues Paris [ISBN: 9788484438564]
  • Boulares, M. 2019, Grammaire progressive du francais - Nouvelle édition: Livre avancé, 3rd Ed., CLE Paris [ISBN: 978-209-03819]
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]
  • Williams, Mcandrew-Cazorla 2013, Manual of Business French: A comprehensive language guide, Routledge London [ISBN: 041512901X]
  • Hawkins, Towell 2015, French grammar and usage, 4th edition Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9781138851108]
  • Annick Ferre 1995, Francais des Affaires, First Ed., Selected chapters, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 0 7171 2162 3]
  • Humberstone, P. 2010, Mot à mot: new advanced French vocabulary, 5th edition Ed., Hodder Education London [ISBN: 9781444110005]
  • Lawless, L. 2005, The everything French verb book: A handy reference for mastering verb conjugation, Everything series Ed., Adams Media Massachusetts
  • Nadeau, Barlow 2004, Sixty million Frenchmen can’t be wrong: what makes the French so French, Robson London [ISBN: 9781861057150]
  • Whittaker, A. 2008, France: be fluent in French life and culture, Thorogood London [ISBN: 9781854184931]
  • R. E. Batchelor and M. Chebli-Saadi 1997, French for Marketing, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0 521 58535 X]
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 5 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 5 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 5 Elective
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 5 Elective
CR_BMKTG_7 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 5 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 5 Elective

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