FR30320 French Language 3b

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module concentrates on further developing advanced reading, writing and speaking skills in French. In the weekly 2-hour seminars, students practice translating a variety of texts in various registers both into and out of French and in the weekly 1-hour spoken language classes they further develop their level of oral expression in French through the discussion of ideas and situations explored in three set texts.

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:

Students will develop a deeper and wider mastery of the structures and nuances of the French language. They will also develop a more advanced understanding of the act of translation into and out of French. In addition, students will develop an enhanced ability to discuss orally the ideas presented (or implicit) in various registers in narratives that they have read and discussed in spoken French classes.
Students who have achieved at least a B grade in this module are deemed to have attained CEFR level C1.

Indicative Module Content:

Reading list - tbc.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Conversation Class


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Weekly language workshops (written and oral) with weekly submission of written work. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

Students who have already completed FR30010 or FR30130 must consult the module coordinator if they intend to register for either FR30310 or FR30320.

Learning Recommendations:

French Language 3a

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FR20020 - French Language II a, FR20040 - French Language II b

LANG10050 - French Gen Purp 4, LANG10170 - French Gen Purp 1, LANG10180 - French Gen Purp 2, LANG20040 - French Gen Purp 5, LANG20060 - French for Sc & Eng 5, LANG20330 - French General Purposes 3a, LANG20340 - French General Purposes 3b, 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
Continuous Assessment: Weekly submissions and participation. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Translation (thème & version). 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Group Project: Subtitling / Translation exercise:
-throughout the trimester;
-presentation in week 10 or 11 (TBC).
Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Oral Examination: Discussion (c.10 minutes) in French of material and topics studied and debated in the oral classes throughout the trimester. End of Year Transition 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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The activities examined in assessments are practiced in weekly spoken and written French classes. In-trimester written assignments and tests are returned duly graded with detailed individual feedback. Informal feedback will also be provided during the written and oral classes.

Name Role
Dr Manu Braganca Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Michael Brophy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Emer O'Beirne Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Douglas Smith Lecturer / Co-Lecturer