FR20040 French Language II b: Expression française écrite et orale

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module enables students to develop their language production skills. Emphasis is on developing written expression through a wide range of written exercises, including translation. Oral work will focus on presentation skills. A number of essential grammatical and syntactic structures will also be covered. Students who have achieved at least a B grade in this module are deemed to have attained CEFR Level B2.

In-module repeats of select component elements may be made available during this module for students.
Any in-module repeat is only available to students who have already sat and failed an in-term component; it carries a one-grade penalty; and it does not extend to orals or RDS exams.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should have developed their ability to:- understand and produce, sophisticated and grammatically correct French on a range of topics within a Francophone context; - Conduct a well-structured, short oral presentation and following discussion on an issue of topical concern within a Francophone context, displaying advanced competence in comprehension, pronunciation and intonation, and mastery of appropriate grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Students who have achieved at least a B grade in this module are deemed to have attained CEFR Level B2.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Conversation Class




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures (grammar and methodology);
Small groups;
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students must have passed FR10020 or FR10070.

Learning Recommendations:

A standard of language competence equating to CEFR level B1.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FR10070 - French Grammar & Expression

FR20020 - French Language II 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 In Module Component Repeat Offered
Class Test: Partiel: Grammar and Vocabulary Week 10 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: 2-hour written exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Oral Examination: End-of-semester oral presentation Unspecified n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn 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
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

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Name Role
Assoc Professor Stephen Schwartz Lecturer / Co-Lecturer