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PL40375: French language for Engineers 6

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, OR 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • EU40375 - Oral Exam (OR 30%)
  • EU40375 - Placement (CW 70%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take PL30374 and while taking this unit you must take ME40322 and in taking this unit you cannot take PL40377
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To maintain and develop further the students' general language skills, particularly oral skills. To refine skills in relation to report writing. To provide practice in oral presentation and to introduce techniques appropriate to informal liaison interpreting.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to: Carry out detailed discussion with colleagues or strangers. Understand and converse freely with French engineers on technical matters. Act as a go-between in a familiar technical subject between a French engineer and an English speaking engineer. Recognise different styles of interaction and colloquial language. Follow arguments in newspapers and produce accurate information from texts. Read technical material in French in their own field and provide orally either a translation or a summary. Write in a well organised style with main ideas clearly expressed, and produce reports in French.

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.

Report writing. Discussion of current political and cultural affairs and country related topics. Introduction to interpretation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL40375 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AKM17 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with French with Year long work placement (Year 5)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.