Short Title:French
Full Title:French
Module Code:FREN H2009
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:The aim of this module is to impart the structures and vocabulary necessary to comprehend and communicate in French and to understand the socio-cultural environment of France and countries where French is spoken.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse in French on general topics
LO2 Read and understand articles and be able to answer questions thereon
LO3 Follow selected audio, film and video materials of a general nature and discuss the content
LO4 Discuss and write about a range of topics of general interest in French
LO5 Make a presentation about a researched topic
LO6 Be informed and equipped for the year abroad
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) %
Consolidate and build on language skills acquired in semester 3
Introduce, practise and acquire additional grammatical structures in French
General development of reading, writing , oral and aural skills in relation to society, media and contemporary events and the year abroad
Aural comprehension enhanced through film studies and discussion thereon
Basic business language to include job application, CV, letter writing, interview skills, note taking
Preparation for the year abroad to include a project on the area of the country they will visit during their year abroad and an oral presentation on this project.
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 n/a   50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination   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 No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • To be decided, n/a
  • French-English, English-French dictionary, Any publisher
Recommended Book Resources
  • Coffman Croker 1990, Schaums Outline of French Grammar, McGraw Hill New York
  • Capelle,G.,Gidon,N. 1999, Reflets Niveau 1, Hachette Paris
  • Gonthier,J., and Geoghegan, C. 1996, VoilĂ ! The New Course in French for Adult Beginners, Hodder & Stoughton
  • Etincelle, Authentik Publications Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources