Short Title: French
Full Title: French
Module Code:FREN H1020
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:The aim of this module is to impart grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to comprehend and communicate in French up to CEF A2 level and to understand the socio-cultural environment of France.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Ability to converse in French on specific topics
LO2 Demonstrate skills of effective listening, negotiation, persuasion and presentation
LO3 Read and understand selected articles
LO4 Write short passages accurately
LO5 Follow selected audio and video materials of a general nature
LO6 Appreciate and discuss aspects of French society and culture
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) %
Grammar
Basic grammatical structures in French
20.00%
Pronunciation
Pronunciation and intonation in French
10.00%
Culture
Socio-cultural awareness
10.00%
Reading
Comprehension of texts in French
20.00%
Listening
Aural skills through video and aural work in French
20.00%
Speaking
Oral production skills in French through simple presentations
20.00%
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 In-class listening 2,5 40.00 Week 6
Presentation In-class presentation 1,2 30.00 Week 9
Assignment Written assignment 4 30.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4,6 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.

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 Class-based instruction 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning Reading, writing, listening 8.00 Every Week 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Jean-Luc Penfornis, 2003, Affaires.com, 2003 Ed., 1-3, Cle International Paris [ISBN: 9782090331769]
  • French-English, English-French dictionary, n/a, Collins Express Dictionary
Recommended Book Resources
  • Coffman Croker 1990, Schaums Outline of French Grammar, McGraw Hill New York
  • Etincelle, Authentik Publications Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 1 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 1 Elective