MEng Software Engineering

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Introductory French

Unit code ULFR10022
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by University Language Centre
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

This course is designed for students who wish to move quickly through the fundamentals of French grammar while developing some basic communicative skills. It aims to teach students simple structures and lexis which will enable them to communicate effectively in a range of situations in a French-speaking country. Students will be expected to use the range of resources available to them in the Language Centre and to communicate with native speakers wherever possible, in order to develop cultural competence.

Aims

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

1) handle some of the basic grammatical structures of French; 2) communicate orally and in written form in a limited number of social occasions.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills: Pair and team work, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.

Employability: Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, three hours per week.

Assessment methods

One written test (40%), one oral (35%) and one aural test (25%).The written and aural tests will take place in week 11, the oral test in week 12.

Recommended reading

Set texts: Talk French (Book and CD), I. Fournier (BBC Active: 2006), ISBN: 0563520108

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Additional notes

Information
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Credits: 10
Level: 1
Pre-requisite: None.
Co-requisite: Open to students not following Honours courses in French
Taught during: semester two.

Timetable
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/french/timetables/

URL
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/foreign/leap/

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