Advanced French Oral and Aural Skills
Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.
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If you want to improve the accuracy of your oral and written expression, this is the course for you! You will progressively develop your ability to use the right word or phrase and become familiar with the niceties of French language.
Who is this course for?
You have achieved 6 years part-time studies in French (post-stage F), or have an A-level in French with a good grade. The course will be conducted in French and several sessions will be held in one of our digital language laboratories.
Learning and Teaching
This course is based on participation to debates and discussions and research done at home, you will therefore be encouraged to actively participate in class and some personal input will be required as part of the course.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
We would also like you to read newspapers and magazines on a regular basis.
A range of periodicals are available from our library, such as: Science et Vie, L’Express, Le Monde Dossiers et Documents, Le Français dans le monde.
You can also access French periodicals via their websites (for a comprehensive list of useful French websites, please visit:
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.