MEng Chemical Engineering with Study in Europe

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
LEAP French 5

Unit code ULFR51050
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by French Studies
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


This course is designed to consolidate students’ level of competency, not only with the use of complex grammatical structures in the French language but also by offering a wider range of sophisticated written and aural texts on both concrete and abstract topics including articles and reports concerned with contemporary issues.

Students will gain effective operation proficiency in both the ability to appreciate and use nuanced language at this level including via tone, register, structure and style in oral and written communication, and also the ability to interact and negotiate orally in complex situations. 


  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of LEAP French 4 or equivalent e.g. A level French grade 6 or above.   
  • Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.



Learning outcomes

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

  1. understand extended speech, lectures, films and TV programmes without too much effort;
  2. understand long and complex texts and specialised articles in a different field from one's own;
  3. interact with native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity and take an active part in discussion;
  4. give a presentation on a reasonably complex subject;
  5. write letters, reports and essays in a clear and well structured way, tailoring the style appropriately.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B2+/C1 of the Common European Framework.


Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.


Transferable skills and personal qualities

Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.

Employability skills

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.

Assessment methods

  • Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester two: Week 11- Listening Exam 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

Feedback methods

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.


Recommended reading

Set texts

  • Alter Ego + B2, Livre de l'élève & CD-ROM - Edition HACHETTE 2015 - ISBN: 978-2014015508

Recommended texts


Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 69
Independent study hours
Independent study 131

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Catherine Franc Unit coordinator

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