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Modiwl LXN-1021:
Beginners' French

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Media

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Mr Ruben Chapela-Orri

Amcanion cyffredinol

  1. To introduce students to the basic structures of the language.
  2. To enable students to develop basic oral skills.

Cynnwys cwrs

This module runs during the first semester and is aimed at absolute beginners. The course is based on a communicative approach and helps students to develop all the key language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. After each of the contact hours, students are expected to spend at least 30 minutes of self-study to revise and consolidate what they have learned in class.

Textbook: Foundations French 1, Palgrave Foundations Series Languages (3rd edn), by Dounia Bissar, Helen Phillips, Cécile Tschirhart (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

By the end of this course students will reach level A1 Breakthrough as defined by the Common European Framework, Language Assessment Scales.*

  • Level One: Competent in a limited range of predictable and simple language tasks, using mainly set expressions and simple combinations of these. Capable of some rehearsed grammatical manipulations. This applies to all the 4 language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Meini Prawf

trothwy

40-49%: For the award of credit, students should demonstrate a satisfactory comprehension of the various grammatical areas studied and an ability to implement them in specific situations at a basic level.

da

50-69%: For the award of higher grades, students should demonstrate a solid comprehension of the various grammatical areas studied and an ability to implement them in specific situations.

ardderchog

70+%: For the award of the highest grade, students should demonstrate a detailed comprehension of the various grammatical areas studied and an ability to implement them confidently in specific situations.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Understand and respond orally to basic questions

  2. Communicate orally on basic topics

  3. An understanding of the following grammar: - Nouns - Adjectives (including possessive adjectives) - Subject pronouns - Definite and indefinite articles - Adverbs of frequency - Some common prepositions - The present tense of all regular verbs and some irregular ones - The imperative.

  4. An understanding of the following topics and functions: - Talking about oneself and others: family; daily routine; preferences; likes/dislikes; hobbies and free time (including travel and means of transport).- - Asking and answering questions about jobs. - Ordering food and drinks. - Asking for/Giving directions. - Counting up to 100. - Colours. - Days of the week/part of the day.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
ARHOLIAD EXAM WK10

Written exam assessing the grammar points covered in the module. The questions will be in writing and will combine exercises such as fill in the gaps, verb conjugation, vocabulary, reading comprehension and sentence writing.

70
LLAFAR Oral exam Week 5

5 minutes presentation on a basic topic (e.g. talking about oneself) + 5 minutes of questions

30

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Private study

Students will be given homework each week to complete. They will also prepare for two exams.

80
Seminar

Two contact hours per week for 10 weeks

20

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • The ability to extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4, 5.14)
  • Sensitivity to and analysis of grammar and syntax in the target language, as well as basic morphology and phonology. (Benchmark statement 5.8, and 5.9)
  • Basic reading and listening skills in the target language as well as vocabulary acquisition. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, and 5.10)
  • The ability to make effective use of notes and to carry out independent study. (Benchmark statement 5.15)
  • Develop verbal communication skills in the target language through group work and class discussions. (Benchmark statement 5.8)
  • The ability to read, understand, translate, and write short texts in the target language (benchmark statement 5.13, 5.14, 5.15 and 5.16)

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

Students have to purchase the textbook.

Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/lxn-1021.html

Rhestr ddarllen

Textbook: Foundations French 1, Palgrave Foundations Series Languages (3rd edn), by Dounia Bissar, Helen Phillips, Cécile Tschirhart (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

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