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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - French

Undergraduate Course: Foundation French Language 3 (ELCF07007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students with an AS Level / Higher / Foundation 2 or CEFR A2/A2+ in French who wish to improve.

1. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. All students must take all elements of assessment.
2. Students will be assigned a group and each group has two classes a week. You must be able to attend both classes in order to take the course.
3. Students with a higher level of the language than stated above are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

For 2020-21, this course will run only in semester 2.
Course description Foundation French Language 3 is a communicative course aimed at developing your understanding and production of the language at CEFR level A2/B1. The course is composed of 2 classes per week. Each class is made up of a Self Study part and a live tutorial on Zoom (access via link sent by tutor)
The Self Study part allows you to start working through the course material independently using the Course Dossier and to prepare for the live session with your tutor and classmates. The latter will give you the opportunity to consolidate your understanding and your use of new linguistic content. Focusing on Listening and Speaking skills, it will give you the opportunity to practice the language with your peers (in small activity groups) on a variety of everyday topics such as talking about your past experiences and events and expressing opinion, as well as discussing selected movies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation French Language 2 (ELCF07008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  60
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 149 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Reading comprehension test - 20%

Listening test - 20%

Grammar gap exercises - 20%

Participation (Wiki/Blog, oral class) - 20%

Oral presentation at the end of the semester - 20%
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and Understanding: Students continue to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding of French grammar and vocabulary up to a level equivalent to CEFR A2/B1.
  2. Practice, Applied Knowledge, Skills and Understanding: Students continue to develop grammar, oral and aural skills as well as the ability to use them in a variety of more complex situations. Students can produce oral and written phrases, and understand medium length passages.
  3. Generic Cognitive Skills: The students will continue to develop the skill of using known material to make appropriate deductions and informed guesses about the meaning of material that is new to them. They can apply strategies for understanding specific information on a variety of topics.
  4. Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills: Ability to conduct more complex conversations on a wider range of topics. Students will be able to communicate at a level equivalent to (A2/B1) in the target language (both written and oral) in a variety of situations. They will be able to discuss more challenging topics in a wider range of areas.
  5. Autonomy, Accountability and Working with Others: The course continues to develop confidence in language learning, understanding and responding to others in appropriate situations. Students continue to work individually as well as in pairs or small groups. The ability to work independently is encouraged and developed.
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Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CA (Class and Assessment excl centrally arranged exam).

DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Visiting students may only take the course for credits.
Course organiserDr Peter Dayan
Tel: (0131 6)50 8424
Course secretaryMrs Elsie Gach
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421
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