FRENCH LANGUAGE - INTRODUCTORY

SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1R108345
Module Leader Lionel Quidu
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Economics
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

None

Summary of Content

An intensive introduction to the language "ab initio". Familiarisation with basic grammatical structures and pronunciation system. Acquisition of high-frequency elements of the language and the ability to use these. Introduction to practical communication skills in the language, spoken and written.

Syllabus

An intensive introduction to the language. Familiarisation with basic grammatical structures and pronunciation system. Acquisition of high frequency elements of the language and the ability to use these. Introduction to practical communication skills in the language, spoken and written.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Module the student should be able to:- exchange personal information, follow instructions in the target language;- sustain simple exchanges of conversations in the target language in a social context without lengthy pauses;- complete short written assignments in the target language with a sufficient level of grammatical and lexical accuracy to ensure communication;- understand information in the target language - written and oral - at a basic level.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Teaching is theme based and classroom activities, which are student-centred, are a mixture of individual, pair and group work. Teaching is a combination of classroom and laboratory sessions.

Indicative Reading

French 1 (2nd Edition): Bissar et al, Palgrave MacMillan 2008. A range of media, including on-line resources.

Transferrable Skills

Oral and written communication skills/Co-operation/Teamwork.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 136.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Seminars (FT) 36.00
Other hours 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 100.00 40% Listening Skills/Oral/Creative writing/Language exercises.