LANG20170 French General Purposes 6

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed for students who have a B2 level of French and wish to improve their cultural and linguistic skills in a global economy. Students will improve their understanding of French with the support of video. Skills will be integrated and focus on accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing and improvement of reading and listening skills. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their communication skills through the preparation of structured presentations on longer, demanding topics. Well-structured, detailed texts will be written on complex subjects. Aspects of life and culture in French-speaking regions will be introduced through written and spoken texts and classroom discussions.

This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• give a detailed presentation on a complex subject (spoken production)
• discuss a detailed subject in a fluent manner (spoken interaction)
• understand the main points in a wide range of spoken texts (listening)
• recognise significant points in complex texts (reading)
• write detailed texts on complex subjects (writing)

Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level B2.2 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Enquiry-based teaching including creative and critical thinking and communication skills. The stress is on the enhancement of students’ communication skills and the importance of interaction in the classroom 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Having completed French General Purposes 5 CEFR B2.1 or equivalent

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FR10010 - French language I a, FR10020 - French Language I b, FR10060 - French Grammar & Comprehension, FR10070 - French Grammar & Expression, FR20020 - French Language II a, FR20040 - French Language II b, FR30010 - Traduction et dictée, FR30130 - Expression écrite et orale

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No


Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided individually on the midterm exam in week 7-8. Individual feedback on summative assessment available on request.

Name Role
Ms Alice Galea Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 17:00 - 18:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 17:00 - 18:50