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Advanced French Stage H

Level 5, 30 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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Ce cours est d’un niveau supérieur avancé et s’adresse aux étudiants qui souhaitent approfondir leur compréhension de la société française et leur connaissance de la syntaxe française.

Le cours est organisé en trois sections autour de trois aspects essentiels : les changements de la société française, l’importance de la grammaire sous toutes ses formes et les actualités pour la partie aurale et orale du cours. Le cours devrait être bien rythmé et stimulant tout au long de l’année.

Ce cours Level 2) est entièrement enseigné en français et peut être inclus dans le Diploma.

Face à une mondialisation omniprésente, à une Europe en crise, et une société en quête d’identité, où se situe la France ? Comment réagit-elle ? Que reste-t-il de ses aspirations, de ses besoins et de ses idéaux ? Telles seront les questions étudiées en classe.

Who is this course for?

You have an excellent command of French and use it on a regular basis (seven years’ part-time study or Advanced Stage G).

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation therefore students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and Assessment

For us, 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.

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.

The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.

Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class and reading the press, listening to radio in order to polish your near-native French.

Set Text

La grammaire est une chanson douce, E. Orsenna, Editions Stock, Paris (2002), ISBN 2234054036

Reading suggestions

The following titles could be consulted:

Francoscopie 2013, G. Mermet, Larousse 14ème edition (2012), ISBN 2035876486.

A comprehensive French grammar, G. Price, Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

We would like you to try and read newspapers and magazines on a regular basis; in the library, we receive the following periodicals which would be most suitable for you: Ça m’intéresse, Science et Vie, L’Express, Le Monde Dossiers et Documents, Le Français dans le Monde. You can, of course, access French periodicals via their websites

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 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.