|Owning Department/School:||Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies|
|Level:||Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)|
|Assessment:||CW 30%, EX 50%, OR 20%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To enhance the production of authentic and accurate written and spoken French; to develop comprehension and application of French grammatical and syntactic structure; to improve further skills in translation from French into English.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
* demonstrate a broad and sound grasp of lexis, grammatical structures and syntax;
* practise accurate and more complex (written and spoken) receptive and communicative skills;
* demonstrate sound awareness of style and linguistic register.
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. Skills in effective learning, CIT and adaptation to life in the target countries are developed in this unit.
a. Translation: varieties of register, written translation from French into English, some English into French work.
b. Grammar/creative writing: introduction to guided essay, systematic practical grammar course, use of CALL multimedia, development of lexis.
c. Spoken language: comprehension, oral presentation, course-related conversation.
Key text: M. Jubb & A. Rouxeville, 2003, Grammar in Context, Arnold.
PL20622 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
PL20622 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Social & Policy Sciences