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Undergraduate Course: Oral for French (ELCC10013)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryAssessment of oral language skills
Course description Oral for French (Practical Classes)

All students will attend weekly practical classes with French assistants. These classes will include a range of activities and exercises, including informal conversation and discussion, and structured debate; practice will be provided in speaking and listening, in a listening test and in the presentation of a topic, which is one of the skills tested in the oral examination.

Course Aims:

- to enable students to develop spoken and aural language skills acquired during earlier stages of the course and, in particular, during the time spent abroad

- to promote accuracy, fluency and confidence in speaking and comprehension

- to promote the development of skills in general communication, debate, presentation, and note-taking

- to work on aural skills in French through the listening test.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 0 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Listening test (December): 30 %
Oral coursework: recorded individual presentation, 20 %
Oral assessment OR recorded uploaded 5 minutes presentation (after Easter break, dependent on circs): 50 %
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad palette of French vocabulary with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in fluent and spontaneous discussion, even on abstract, complex and unfamiliar topics, supported by a sophisticated understanding of the culture of the French-speaking countries.
  2. Engage successfully with recorded and live speech on concrete and abstract topics, even when not clearly structured or explicitly expressed, as well as long and complex factual and literary texts, with figurative or specialised language.
  3. Produce clear, complex presentations, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
  4. Demonstrate finely honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances, both formal and informal, for lay and specialised audiences.
  5. Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for learning by identifying strengths and weaknesses in oral proficiency and communication skills, in conjunction with tutor and peer feedback.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information This code allows Personal Tutor to register students for the 0 credit-rated MEL Honours oral
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiser Edouard Notte
Tel: (0131) 651 1747
Course secretaryMrs Elsie Gach
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421
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