Minor in French Language Beginners

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Available for students starting in September 2017

If you choose a Minor in French Studies (Beginners) you will study French language from beginner level to the level of proficiency required to use the language professionally.

If you have an A-level in French you might be interested in the Minor in French Studies (Advanced).

Year 1

In your first year you will study French language at beginner level (A1 of CEFR), and reach post GCSE (A2) level at the end of the first year of study. Your individual learning and active participation will be encouraged through close contact with your tutor, work with the other members of the small group and regular feedback.

Module

    Year 2

    In your second year you will continue to develop your language skills at an appropriate level (B1 and B2). The study of language will focus on the four main skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — through a variety of in-class interactive activities carried out in small groups and independent learning tasks.

    Your individual learning and active participation will be encouraged through close contact with your tutor, work with the other members of the small group and regular feedback.

    The study of the language will always be placed in a context that relates to contemporary life and society. The material used — texts, audios, videos and visuals — will integrate the study of cultural elements essential to understand the language in the wider context of contemporary France and the Francophone world. New technologies and self-access language learning are at the heart of our teaching methods and encourage our students to become independent learners and speakers of French.

    Modules

    Year 3

    In your final year you will continue to develop your language skills at an appropriate level in the four main areas — reading, writing, listening and speaking — through a variety of in-class interactive activities carried out in small groups and independent learning tasks.

    Your individual learning and active participation will be encouraged through close contact with your tutor, work with the other members of the small group and regular feedback.

    By the end of the final year, you will have reached a level of French that will allow you to use it professionally (B2 and above).

    Modules

    • Post Beginners French Language

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Entry Requirements

    No specific entry requirements

    Assessment

    In language work you will be assessed by a variety of means, including spoken and listening tests, reading and writing exercises. There will be a balance of continuous assessment and end of semester assignments or examinations.

      Now choose your Major

      On a Major/Minor degree you study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (in this case French Language - Beginners).

      Restrictions

      Please note that you cannot study a Minor in French Studies (Beginners) with a Major in:

      • French Studies (Beginners)
      • French Studies (Advanced)

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