Module Title:French I
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; problem-solving exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various business scenarios through French. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Directed Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce students to general purpose language and language for specific purposes through a variety of everyday situations. It also aims to increase the student’s oral expression and written ability in French.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Express themselves clearly on a range of themes encountered in work, leisure, etc in the present, past and future tenses.
LO2 Write basic formal correspondence (booking, cancelling, re-arranging appointments and accommodation).
LO3 Describe a location (town/region) and give and ask for directions in both written and oral form.
LO4 Describe their daily routine and their work conditions.
LO5 Conduct a basic work-based telephone conversation asking for and giving information.
LO6 Express likes, dislikes and preferences.
LO7 Read simple texts and obtain factual information from them.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. General Language Skills:
Writing a brief paragraph to present oneself: appearance, family, occupation; filling out a basic registration form; writing about basic daily activities; write an email presenting themselves; letter writing; reading short texts/newspaper articles and extracting main ideas; greeting an individual; presenting town and place of residence; giving directions.
2. Oral & Listening Skills:
The following areas will be covered through oral classes; these will also be complemented with listening activities and independent listening activities to be completed outside of class time: presenting oneself – appearance, family; asking for information about someone; describing oneself and others; talking about a daily routine; greetings: addressing someone formally and informally; talking about pastimes, hobbies and friends; situating an event in the past; giving information in the past tense; giving information about a place; geographically situating a place; describing a place of residence; giving and obtaining an itinerary; asking for information; making a booking/reservation; pronunciation and intonation.
3. Grammar/Use of French:
Grammar topics should include the following: articles (definite and indefinite); nouns (gender and number); personal pronouns; negatives and interrogative structures; possessives; situating time; future (proche and simple); conditional; passé récent; present tense; passé composé; irregular verbs; reflexive verbs; adjectives (possessives/démonstratifs); imperative; conditional; pronoms relatives; pronom ‘y’ et ‘en’.
4. Introduction to Business French
Introduction to French for professional communication; reading a short business-related text and extracting relevant information; making/re-scheduling an appointment; taking/leaving a telephone message; business expressions; introduction to letter writing; answering an ad and applying for a job; writing emails; translating and completing basic business/commercial documents.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview Oral/aural language skills test 1,3,4,5,6,7 20.00 Sem 2 End
Other CA/Assessments/Grammar tests/Homework assignments/Translation exercises/Blackboard activities and quizzes. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 30.00 Sem 2 End
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 3.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBOPT_D Bachelor of Business with Options in Management. International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management 1 Elective
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 1 Elective