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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 13/10/2022 14:26:05

Title of Module: French 1.2

Code: FREN07002 SCQF Level: 7
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Education & Social Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:L  Giraud

Summary of Module

This is a course for students who have successfully passed module French 1.1 or equivalent. By working through French 1.2, students should reach a level roughly equivalent to A2 of the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) ; the mode of delivery will normally be 2 hours a week for 24 weeks (Long Thin Module) or alternatively 3 hours a week for 12 weeks (Full Fat Module).The aim of this module is to immerse students in French and get them to consolidate and build upon what was covered in French 1.1. In this module students will revise some of the French grammar points covered in French 1.1 and be introduced to other basic components of French grammar: Present tense of pronominal verbs, immediate future tense , imperfect and perfect tenses, imperative mode. Typical topics for comprehension and language use might include: basic personal & family information; shopping, local geography, educational background; most recent part-time job; immediate projects; past holidays & travelling; childhood memories.  Students will be required to read and write simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs or a very simple personal letter. Students will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance on prescribed topics.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Communicate orally in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters approaching the A2 level of the CEFR;

L2. Understand frequently spoken used expressions and sentences relating to areas of most immediate relevance approaching the A2 level of the CEFR;

L3. Read very short, simple texts and find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material approaching the A2 level of the CEFR;

L4. Write short, simple notes, messages or simple personal letter approaching the A2 level of the CEFR.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 7.

Understanding simple grammatical and syntactic concepts and elements of the French language;
Demonstrating some understanding of social conventions and basic appreciation of French-speaking cultures.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 7.

Using language skills relevant to everyday situations as well as situations in the past or future;
Understanding simple written and audiovisual texts based on everyday situations as well as situations in the past or future;

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 7.

Giving simple personal information relating to part-time job, past holidays, childhood memories and/or immediate future projects;
Addressing simple day to day problems in French speaking countries.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 7.

Communicating effectively in simple routine situations and in everyday problem situations;
Interpreting uncomplicated written and audiovisual texts;
Using the Library and other learning resources such as Moodle or the Internet;
Using IT to present documents in an appropriate form.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 7.

Working effectively individually or in teams;
Managing limited resources and being able to address own learning needs;
Managing time in order to meet deadlines.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:or equivalent
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:
French 1.1

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
This module is a practical language class which remains firmly communicative. Students will be strongly encouraged to be active participants in class and will have plenty of opportunities to work either in pairs and/or groups to practise their oral/aural and written skills. There will be as much emphasis on grammar as in French 1.1 in order to reach a level roughly equivalent to A2 of the CEFR. French will normally be the working language, apart from some grammar explanations and some of the more challenging cultural input which may be given in English. Independent learning is also an integral part of this course, and suggestions will be given for written and oral tasks to be completed by students outside class, which will be collected to form a portfolio of independent work

In this module the use of the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment will be integral to the student learning experience, enhancing the use of external links for independent study and exploring the medium of the Discussion Board facility.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery36
Asynchronous Class Activity44
Independent Study116
Personal Development Plan4
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Core Resources:
Note all core resources will be made available via our Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). To login go to and enter your username (Banner ID) and password (your normal computer password). A student guide to Moodle is available at
*Grammaire progressive du Français avec 400 exercices by Maia Grégoire Cle international, latest edition.
*Grammaire du Français (Livre + CD) by Bonenfant, Bazelle-Shahmaei & Akyuz (Mixed media product, 2015)
*Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary, Latest edition

Some useful internet sites:
Graded comprehensions (choose "débutant" or "intermediate"), grammar explanations, grammar exercises and vocabulary games.
French grammar is very clearly explained in English. You will also find lots of verb tables and tests.
Interactive French grammar and vocabulary website. Exercises for all grammatical themes.
Good to practise phonetics

Some relevant academic resources:
Free resources on a variety of topics taught in primary and high schools
Lots of games and activities to increase/improve vocabulary
Username: ayrcampus Password: language
SCILT Resources

On line French TV channels:

On line French radio channels:

A few interesting Podcasts relating to French Language:
Coffee break French
Learn French
Learn French daily

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

Where a module has Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements these will be listed here:
All fulltime students (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries) are required to attend all scheduled classes and participate with all delivered elements of the module as part of their engagement with their programme of study. Consideration will be given to students who have protection under the appropriate equality law. Please refer to UWS Regulations, Chapter 1, 1.64 – 1.67, available at the following link:

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardEducation
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelLanguages
ModeratorS Wylie
External ExaminerJM DesJacques
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Course work (worth 35%)
Class test (worth 65%)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 2 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries). The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link:

Our partners are fully committed to the principles and practice of inclusiveness and our modules are designed to be accessible to all. Where this module is delivered overseas, local equivalent support for students and appropriate legislation applies.

UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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