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FL30216: French stage 5 semester 1 (6 credits)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Foreign Languages Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: FL30216 Re-assessment Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The course aims to broaden students' skills to enable them to undertake spontaneous selection and adaptation of the language.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course students will be able to
* Express themselves with reasonable fluency and spontaneity without obvious searching for expressions.
* Manage social and professional interactions with a fair degree of flexibility.
* Formulate ideas and opinions with a fair degree of precision.
* Understand extended speech, which may not always be clearly structured.
* Understand factual, discursive and literary texts, aimed at the general reader, appreciating some distinctions of style.
* Express themselves in clear, well structured text, expressing points of view at some length.
* Write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what they consider to be the salient issues.
* Summarise texts into the target language on a range of topics without the use of a dictionary.

Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing in the target language - all assessed
Interpersonal skills, communication, team skills - facilitated
IT skills - facilitated
Intercultural skills - facilitated and taught
Autonomous learning - facilitated
Research and organisational skills - facilitated
Cognitive - taught.

This course will enable students to consolidate and to extend previously acquired language structures and skills, using all four core competences of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will discuss social, cultural and political issues with the help of up-to-date authentic reading and audio-visual material. Authentic material will broaden the knowledge and appreciation of various aspects of the country/ countries, in which the target language is spoken. In addition to developing overall language competency, one hour a week will be spent on developing students' ability to write detailed texts on a variety of subjects, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

FL30216 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
Foreign Languages Centre School of Management
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.