Advanced French 2
Advanced French 2 2024-25
School of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module provides continuation from LZF-1001, and aims to enhance the written oral and aural skills of advanced (post A-level) students of French. It comprises text-based classes in which students have the opportunity to enhance their translation and writing skills, as well as oral/aural classes, in which a range of advanced audio and visual aids are employed to stimulate group discussions and debates. Throughout the module, students also have the opportunity extend their knowledge of more complex areas of grammar. The texts and materials used in this module are chosen from a range of sources from the media and literary works in order to familiarise students with variations in tone and register, as well as to improve comprehension of different Francophone accents. Through these materials, students will also gain an insight into particular French themes and issues that relate to contemporary life and society in the French-speaking world. Learning outside of the classroom is supported through a co-curricular Self-Study Portfolio.
-threshold -40-49%: Limited knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary resulting in a limited ability to communicate in writing or translate from French-English and English-French. Basic understanding of aural and written material in French. Basic grasp of French pronunciation and limited ability to converse freely in French and respond to spoken material. Limited ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral French.
-good -50-69%: Good knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary resulting in a good ability to communicate in writing or translate from French-English and English-French Good understanding of aural and written material in French. Good grasp of French pronunciation and some ability to converse freely in French and respond to spoken material. Ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral French.
-excellent -70+%: Excellent knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary resulting in an excellent ability to communicate in writing or translate from French-English and English-French. Excellent understanding of aural and written material in French. Excellent grasp of French pronunciation and clear ability to converse freely in French and respond to spoken material. Clear ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral French.
- Apply new areas of vocabulary and more complex idiomatic expression to written and oral work.
- Demonstrate confidence in extracting and using information presented in French-language sources to answer questions in the target language.
- Employ advanced grammatical structures in written and oral work.
- Engage with French language in spoken form (including different accents) understanding, reacting and responding to it in an interactive context.
- Explore and evaluate some of the key themes and debates dominating contemporary French culture.
- Produce accurate and idiomatically correct written French
- Understand and translate more challenging written texts varying in style and register.
Listening/video comprehension An in-class test, which involves listening/watching an audio/video file, followed by written questions and a longer summary/response exercise.
Oral exam Oral presentation in French (6 minutes), followed by Q&A, including discussion of the Self-Study Portfolio.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Written exam (2 hours) 2 hour exam structured in two parts: 1) French-English translation (ca. 200-250 words). 2) Translation of a set of 10 English sentences into French, designed to test more complex grammatical structures.