Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Assessment:||CW 30%, EX 50%, OR 20%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To develop advanced language skills in the comprehension and production of written French; to provide a structured but informal context for the development of a variety of advanced oral skills.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* demonstrate comprehension of a variety of registers and styles of written and oral French;
* develop strategies for the analysis of language usage;
* express themselves in written and oral French with fluency and accuracy, with sensitivity to the needs of reader or interlocutor.
Skills in precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language, effective communication in the target language and translation are taught and assessed in this unit.
Written language: translation from French into English; summarization and rewriting in French; language commentary in French; analysis of style and register (contemporary literary, political, social).
Spoken language: explication and debate, through lector-led group discussion and individual presentation, using material covering a wide range of cultural, political, social subjects.
PL30623 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
PL30623 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Social & Policy Sciences