FR10060 French Grammar & Comprehension

Academic Year 2022/2023

This is a level-one module for French language. It is not a beginners' level course but builds on the basic communicative proficiency, language awareness and cultural awareness acquired through the Irish Leaving Certificate programme (the recommended entry level is normally a minimum grade H4 (pre-2017 C2) in Leaving Certificate French or equivalent). The module focuses primarily on consolidating general linguistic competence and developing the receptive skills of comprehension of written French. Students who have achieved at least a B grade in this module are deemed to be successfully progressing towards the CEFR level B1.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: - recognize, understand and manipulate a wide range of grammatical structures; - understand written texts on francophone civilisation topics; - derive and re-use ideas and vocabulary from written texts; - reformulate and analyse information provided through the medium of written French; - progress towards CEFR Level B1

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

27

Autonomous Student Learning

55

Lectures

9

Small Group

9

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Approaches to teaching and learning may vary in line with university and public health guidelines.

The lectures introduce module tasks and grammar points. The small-group classes are based around practical work on grammar exercises and written comprehension tasks and related feedback. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Normally a minimum grade H4 (pre-2017 C2) in Leaving Certificate French or equivalent.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
FR10010 - French language I a, LANG10050 - French Gen Purp 4, LANG10170 - French Gen Purp 1, LANG10180 - French Gen Purp 2, LANG20010 - French Gen Purp 3, LANG20040 - French Gen Purp 5, LANG20050 - French for Business 5, LANG20060 - French for Sc & Eng 5, LANG20170 - French Gen Purp 6, LANG20440 - French for General Purposes 4


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: Grammar Test Week 7 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

25

Examination: Written Comprehension and Grammar Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

60

Continuous Assessment: Written Comprehension and Grammar Exercises Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

15


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Regular individual and group feedback on formative and continuous assessment work through term, group feedback on mid-term (summative) assessment.

Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz, Grammaire Progressive du Français: Niveau Intermédiaire, 4e édition (Paris: CLE International, 2018).
Name Role
Assoc Professor Síofra Pierse Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Coline Breuilly Tutor
Mr Kirian Coatsaliou Tutor
Dr Max McGuinness Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 6 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 7 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 9 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 13 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Autumn