Short Title:French
Full Title:French
Module Code:FRENH4015
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
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Module Description:The aim of this module is to bring the student to a level where he / she can understand with ease everything spoken or read and to express himself / herself spontaneously even in complex situations as per level C1 of the Common European Framework for Language learning
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse confidently in a wide range of topics in French
LO2 Participate actively in debates and discussions in French at an advanced level
LO3 Translate a variety of texts of different styles
LO4 Write and reflect in French at an advanced level
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Translation (33%)
Focus on consolidating the student's skills in writing and translation into and oout of French
Speaking Skills (33%_
Focus on consoilidation of spoken and communicative skills in French
Reading and Writing skills (34%)
Focus on consolidation of the comprehension and production of written materials in French
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Student will complete a class-based assessment in the form of a translation from English to French 3 30.00 Week 7
Reflective Journal Students will submit a reflective journal (SDP)in the form of regular entries reflecting aspects of French and Irish culture and resulting from regular encounters and conversations (including social outings) with native French speakers 1,4 20.00 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students will be required to resit the final examination and may be required to submit assessments based on coursework

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 3 weekly lectures / language classes 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading and personal research and practical work 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Collins 2010, Collins French Dictionary and Grammar, Collins [ISBN: 9780007323159]
  • Maia Gregoire, Odile Thievenaz, 1995, Grammaire Progressive Du Francais, Cle International [ISBN: 9782090338485]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 7 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 8 Elective