Short Title:French
Full Title:French
Module Code:FRENH1021
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Combined Arts
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
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Module Description:This module expands on the introduction to the French language in Semesters 1 & 2. It aims to further develop spoken competence, writing skills, reading and aural skills with exposure to authentic materials in a range of media. The students will also be exposed to aspects of culture and society, relevant to the tourism and hospitality sector, in France and other French speaking countries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse and initiate conversation in the target language.
LO2 Read and understand selected written articles, of a general nature and also relating to the tourism and hospitality sector, in the target language.
LO3 Comprehend a range of audio and DVD materials in the target language.
LO4 Formulate short written texts relevant to topics studied.
LO5 Appreciate and discuss aspects of the culture and society of France and the tourism and hospitality industry of French speaking countries.
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) %
Functional language
Focus on exposure to, and practice of, general language functions in spoken, written and aural forms with specific reference to the tourism and hospitality sector.
Grammar and Pronunciation
Grammatical structures necessary for the production of the target language. Practice of pronunciation.
Aspects of culture and society
Contemporary issues, Gastronomy, Hospitality Environment.
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 writing 2,4,5 12.00 n/a
Laboratory evaluate listening skills 3,5 13.00 Week 6
Oral Examination/Interview Interview with external examiner to assess competency in spoken French 1,5 13.00 Week 10
Practical/Skills Evaluation role play be able to function correctly in the language in a diverse range of situations which may arise in the hospitality sector 1,5 5.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment writing 2 7.00 Sem 1 End
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

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 reading and writing skills, listening to a variety of audiovisual material 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Independent Learning No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • J. L. Penfornis 2006, Franç 1, Débutant. Clé international
  • J.L. Penfornis 2006, Franç, Clé international
  • 2009, Alter Ego M?0thode de Français, Hachette Paris
  • 2002, Campus 2, Cle International Ed., Cle International
Recommended Book Resources
  • S. Corbeau et al. 2006, Hô, Clé international
  • S. Corbeau et al. 2004,, Clé international
  • L. Cogan and M Campbell-Schotsaert 1997, Grammaire Appliquée, Folens
  • Roger Hawkins, Richard Towell, French Grammar and Usage, Third Edition Ed., Hodder & Stoughton
  • French – English, English - French Dictionary, Collins
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 2 Elective
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 3 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 2 Elective