Module Title:French III
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 11 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-Direct 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 knowledge previously acquired in French I. The module also aims to assist the student in becoming a more independent user of the language. This emphasis of this module is the practical nature of the language and its implementation in everyday communicative situations. This module also aims to further develop students knowledge of business and commercial French through business vocabulary and other documentation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Begin to comprehend the main points of a conversation or short spoken text from a variety of audio and visual material.
LO2 Present a travel timetable, make enquiries about travel and buy travel documentation.
LO3 Express feelings, opinions and sentiments on a range of topics.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. General Language Skills
Writing a brief paragraph to present a completed activity; reading an article and extracting main points; giving directions; taking and leaving phone messages; reading basic business correspondence (letters, emails); writing a paragraph to describe a product; translating and completing basic business/commercial documents.
2. Oral & Listening Skills
The following areas will be covered through oral classes: expressing opinion and feelings; completing a basic presentation of a company; conducting business over the phone - describing a product - shape/form/function; discussing future plans.
3. Grammar/Use of French
Grammar topics studied should include: partitive articles; pronouns (possessive and demonstrative); relative pronouns, passive and active voice; imperfect tense; expressions of necessity; verbs of desire, need, want, preference; expressions of quantity; present participle.
4. Business & Commercial French
Overview of a company; description of the internal structure of a company and its functions; presenting an agenda at a meeting; vocabulary for conducting meetings; introduction to basic business and commercial activities (ordering, delivery, payment).
5. Understanding France
French working life; sectors of activity; current affairs; French economy.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview French Oral Presentation/Interview 1,2,3 40.00 Sem 1 End
Other CA/Assessments/Grammar tests/Homework assignments/Translation exercises/Blackboard activities and quizzes 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

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