FLF3730 - French Advanced Three

2012/3 Module description

StaffMrs Florence Gomez - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15.00
NQF Level6
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLF3515/3530 or equivalent
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module description

French Advanced 3 is intended for students with a very high level of French (‘A’ Level or equivalent + 2 years) and who may have spent a recent period of study or work in a country where French is spoken (e.g. on a ‘with European Study’ pathway). This module is broadly equivalent to C1 Proficient User of the Common European Framework for languages. The module is taught in French.


This module can be taken towards achieving ‘with proficiency in French’,


Module aims

The module is appropriate for students who have spent a period of study / work in a country where the language is spoken (such as students on a with European Study programme) and/or have completed Advanced level courses. This module is broadly equivalent to C1 / C2V Proficient User of the Common European Framework for languages, and aims to:  review and consolidate advanced structures and vocabulary of the target language, thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday and academic situations  further develop and embed active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening and reading, with particular emphasis placed on the skills necessary for effective oral and written communication in the target language at an advanced level  build on knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to continue to develop transferable skills necessary for living and/or working abroad

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate consistent grammatical control of complex language and structures of the target language
  • 2. Read, comprehend and summarise a wide range of demanding, longer written and aural texts in most registers on a range of topics in the target language, including articles and reports concerned with current affairs in which the writers adopt particular attitudes and viewpoints
  • 3. Communicate confidently, very fluently and precisely in range of situations, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate the ability to research a specialist topic, extracting and summarising key information from a range of written and spoken sources, and produce a written portfolio of material to a high professional standard

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy in language learning, with minimal direction from the teacher
  • 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, including a specialist dictionary, to consolidate their learning

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 6. Make presentations on a range of concrete and abstract subjects and be able to express themselves confidently, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning in more complex situations
  • 7. Work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team, reacting to situations as appropriate
  • 8. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.

Syllabus plan

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It covers the following grammar / topics: Main grammar At this level, students are expected to demonstrate competence in the use of all advanced grammatical structures. However, there may be remedial revision / consolidation of grammar during the module as required. Main Topics  Sustainability, environmentalism and renewable energy  Digital Society (technology, social networking, etc)  French regions: geography and economic activity  General overview of French economy  Consumer society  Poverty and exclusion  New trends: birth rate, marriage, ageing population  French Politics: Constitution, institutions, parties  French modern culture (cinema, music etc)  Current affairs and press reviews Role of science and technology in modern society  French gastronomy, Food & Drink

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66Language classes
Guided independent study234Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material from a wide range of sources in Spanish. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write assignments and further develop a repertoire of effective language learning strategies.

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-Class Test 152-hour 1-5,8written
In Class Reading and Writing Task10Approx 1 Hour1-8 written
Oral Test 2512-13 minutes1,3-6,8written
Dossier 351-6written
Oral Presentation1515-20 minutes1,3-6,8written

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In-Class Test See Dossier1-6, 8
In Class Reading and Writing TaskSee Dossier1-6, 8
Oral TestOral test1,3-6,8Refer/Defer period
DossierDossier1-6, 8Refer/Defer period
Oral PresentationSee Oral Test1,3-6,8

Re-assessment notes

Oral Test = 25%, Dossier = 75%

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Activites pour le Cadre Europen Commun de Reference - niveaux C1-C2, Cle International, 2007, ISBN 978-2-09-035387-7 ,


Gregoire, Grammaire Progressive Du Francais: Livre Perfectionnement, Cle International (20 Feb 2008)

Dictionary: Collins/Robert French Dictionary or Oxford/Hachette French

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