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Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Si vous voulez savoir ce qu’il se passe en France and pouvoir en discuter, ce cours va certainement vous intéresser. Discussions et débats sur les sujets chauds de l’actualité française garantis avec ce cours! Ce cours est entièrement enseigné en français (DELF B2/DALF C1). This course is designed to stretch students’ idiomatic vocabulary and knowledge about each theme through discussions, research and presentations. Working individually and in groups, you will be invited to draw on personal interests and experience to support your participation whilst exploring the broadest aspects of the themes. The emphasis of the course is on spoken French. It is ideal to supplement your Staged course and give you this extra opportunity to develop your fluency. Groups are kept small (15 students maximum, often less) and each class is spent talking to other students and the tutor on topics related to current affairs.

Who is this course for?

The emphasis of the course is on participation therefore you will be encouraged to actively participate in class.

Learning and Teaching

This course has no formal assessment. Both your attendance and your participation in class will count towards the credits. 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.

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.

Reading suggestions

Depending on your level, you may want to visit our library and have a look at the periodicals we receive. Another good source of information is our website where we have listed French websites which you may find interesting, please visit our useful french links page .

To prepare for DELF B2/DALF C1, the following books would be helpful:

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 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.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.