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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation French Language 2 (ELCF07008)

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 a National 5 / GCSE / Standard Grade / Foundation 1 or CEFR A1/A1+ 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.

This course runs both in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation French 3.
Course description Foundation French Language 2 is a communicative course aimed at developing your understanding and production of the language at CEFR level A1/A2. The course is composed of 2 classes per week. Each class is made up of a Self Study part and a live tutorial on the Blackboard Collaborate platform (Learn).

The Self Study part allows you to start working through the course material independently using a textbook 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 practise the language with your peers (in small activity groups) on a variety of everyday topics such as introducing yourself, talking about your past experiences, describing another person, talking about your family, your work or your personal projects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation French Language 1 (ELCF07011)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  60
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) - 2 Reading comprehension texts (2x10) 20%

- Listening test 20%

- Grammar gap exercises and text production 10%

- Writing Test 10%

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

- Short oral presentation at the end of the semester 20%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Academic year 2021/22, 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 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) - 2 Reading comprehension texts (2x10) 20%

- Listening test 20%

- Grammar gap exercises and text production 10%

- Writing Test 10%

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

- Short oral presentation at the end of the semester 20%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and Understanding: Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the language up to the level equivalent to A1/A2 CFR. Their vocabulary will reach approximately 1000 words and phrases.
  2. Practice and 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 situations. Students can produce oral and written phrases, and understand short to medium length passages.
  3. Generic Cognitive Skills: The students will 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 CEFR (A2) in the target language (both written and oral) in situations of daily routine and familiar topics. They will be able to ask and answer questions in areas of immediate need or on familiar and routine topics. The students continue to progress from learned formulaic responses towards a more spontaneous generation of language.
  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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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.
Additional Class Delivery Information Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

The first class meeting will take place in week 1. The teaching classes will start in the second week of the semester.
KeywordsOLFFREN2SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserMs Audrey Debard
Tel: (0131 6) 50 8937
Email: Audrey.Debard@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Elsie Gach
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421
Email: Elsie.Gach@ed.ac.uk
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