Undergraduate Course: French Hons - Language Paper 1 (ELCF10002)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The development and consolidation of core language skills
All students will attend a weekly class devoted to essay writing in French on current affairs topics, translation into French, and grammar. The course is based on French texts in a range of styles, genres and registers and on a range of exercises and classroom activities. The passages used for translation into French are taken from a range of mostly literary texts in English and designed to bring into focus certain grammatical and lexical points. Classes on essay writing enable students to apply these consolidated linguistic skills in order to produce fluent and accurate written French on a range of current affairs topics, whilst helping them develop an informed view of essential political, economic and societal aspects of contemporary France.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
French 2 (ELCF08001)
||Other requirements|| Entry to Honours in French
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Sem 1 (In groups) Translation passage + questions 10%
Sem 1 (Individual) Translation passage + questions 20%
Sem 1 End-of-semester Translation passage + questions 20%
Sem 2 (Individual) Rephrasing exercise 20%
Sem 2 (Individual) Essay plan + Introduction and conclusion 10%
Sem 2 End-of-semester essay 20%
||Written feedback will be given by individual tutors on language assignments throughout the year. Feedback on written assignment will also be given in class on the day the assignment is returned.
Students will also be asked to complete writing tasks in group wikis; each tutor will then read the wikis and feed back to their particular group, adapting their teaching accordingly (emphasis on certain grammar/syntax points, etc.)
The course organiser will be available throughout the year for individual feedback and additional guidance - students are welcome (and strongly encouraged, if they feel they are struggling at any point) to pop in during Dr Lacore-Martin's office hours (12-2pm on Mondays) or to make an appointment by email to discuss progress or any issue pertaining to the course.
All individual tutors will also be available to give feedback and guidance provided they have office hours; if your tutor does not have office hours, please refer to the Course organiser.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary, through the production of essays and translations showing an advanced command of linguistic accuracy in the use of syntax, morphology and idiom;
- (Translation) Apply relevant linguistic and methodological approaches in their translation work, demonstrating a precise understanding of the English text and an attention to grammar and register, as well as the ability to produce a fluent and idiomatic translation, free of grammatical inaccuracies and omissions;
- (Essay) Assess and synthesise a dossier of journalistic texts on complex current affairs topics;
- (Essay) engage critically with these sources, showing awareness of nuance and context;
- Construct coherent arguments and present them with a high level of clarity and structure in written form.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||By the end of the course, students will have further developed their skills in the areas of research and enquiry, personal and intellectual autonomy, communication, and personal effectiveness. For further specification of these skills see the university¿s graduate and employability skills framework at http://www.employability.ed.ac.uk/documents/GAFramework+Interpretation.pdf
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||There are a number of hours available for tutorials, due to the large numbers on this course each year. The time and venue you are allocated will be located on your personalised timetable.
|Keywords||DELC Fr 4 LP1
|Course organiser||Dr Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1148
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646