Module Title:French IV
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 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 module aims to develop the students’ written and oral expression in a professional context. This module aims to introduce LSP (language for specific purpose) in the students’ own fields of study. It aims to provide students with vocabulary/expression relevant to their chosen specialist area. The students will be introduced to more advanced grammar structures and written expression.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse a job advertisement and accurately write a letter of application.
LO2 Summarise in his/her own words selected pieces of written/spoken French.
LO3 Demonstrate his/her interview skills through mock job interviews in the language.
LO4 Present and defend orally a specialized topic in their area of study.
LO5 Utilise a more extensive specialized vocabulary relevant to their particular area of study.
LO6 Display an accomplished understanding of French grammatical structures.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. General Language Skills:
Studying job advertisements; drafting and presenting a CV in French; writing a letter of application; summarising a variety of articles and texts; composing a short piece of writing on a current issue in France; business case studies and scenarios.
2. Oral and Listening Skills:
Presenting and defending orally a specialised topic; expressing opinion and judgement; talking about current affairs in France; understanding authentic speech; engaging in conversation; presenting a presentation (10 mins); role plays.
3. Grammar/Use of French:
Grammar topics studied should include: pluperfect; advanced expressions of time/logical reasoning; expressions of intent, opposition, restriction and concession.
4. Business and Commercial French:
Business vocabulary (from a range of departments and functions - personnel functions, production issues, marketing, purchasing, finance, insurance); writing up the minutes of a meeting; mock interviews (preparing and answering questions); idioms and expressions relating to business/work in French.
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 2,4,5,6 20.00 Sem 2 End
Other Class-based assessments and assignments 1,2,3,4,5,6 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 1,2,5,6 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

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 4 Elective