Module Title:French III
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 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 build on language within the workplace, as introduced in previous modules. Students will also improve their oral and written comprehension and fluency with presentations in both a general and professional context. Students will be introduced to a range of themes in international communication such as ordering, delivery, complaints and problem solving. Students will also improve their oral expression and comprehension in addition to their grammar usage.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Deliver more detailed prepared presentations in French in both a general and business context.
LO2 Demonstrate the ability to deal with more complex business transactions in both written and oral form.
LO3 Synthesize and summarise specialised texts and documentation in French.
LO4 Demonstrate a deeper understanding of more advanced grammatical structures in written and oral contexts.
LO5 Extract the main ideas and take notes on a variety of audio material.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. General Language Skills:
Reading comprehensions and extracting factual information from a variety of texts; reporting speech; writing desciptive introductory texts about companies; asking for and supplying quotations (written form); reading brief news articles; completing business documentation (form-filling, letter writing).
2. Oral & Listening Skills:
Practising negotiating and discussion skills; performing a range of complex work-realted tasks (by phone and face-to-face) using appropraite syles and registers; presenting a product (description of form and function); describing a product advertisement; role plays and case scenarios.
3. Grammar/Use of French:
Grammar topics studied should include: comparative and superlative structures; interrogative structures; advanced negative structures; relative pronouns; linking structures (conjunctions); indirect speech; expressing cause and consequence.
4. Business and Commercial French:
Business presentations; meetings (negotiations - arguing in favour of/against something/someone); intercultural relations; business report writing; business contracts; writing a letter of complaint.
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 French Oral Presentation/Interview 1,2,4,5 20.00 Sem 2 End
Other Class-based assessments and assignments 2,3,4,5 30.00 n/a
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 2,3,4 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
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00
 

Module Delivered In

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