This module runs in Term 1. Please also see French 6 through Films (LL298) for Term 2.
Prerequisite: prior knowledge of French:
- Successful completion of Language Centre level 5 equivalent module
- A B2+ level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
- A good A level or equivalent + 1 year of further study
- Or equivalent
- More advanced study of language structures and syntax to analyse and discuss corporate, social, economic and sustainability issues
- Prepare students to work, study and interact in a variety of professional and social contexts in French-speaking countries
- To work towards C1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
15 CREDITS, also available as a 12 CREDITS.
Teaching and Learning
One weekly blended session for 9 weeks, organised as:
- Two-hour face-to-face class on campus
- Some independent study will also be set.
Students will take part in an online exchange with the Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.
Term 1 - week 10
- one writing test (50%)
- one speaking test (50%)
No textbook is required. Selected texts will be provided by the tutor.
The emphasis of the module will be on improving the following skills:
- Communicating more effectively in French in a global context, in situations ranging from informal conversation to formal interviews, meetings or presentations
- Developing competence in reading a variety of texts dealing with corporate, social, economic and sustainability issues
- Gaining practice in producing clear, well-structured, detailed written and oral texts through the on-going analysis of corporate and global topics
Successful completion of French 6 for Global Engagement qualifies students to progress to French 6 through Films, French 7 for Contemporary France and French 7 for Enterprise.
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
- Interact on a wide range of topics with a high level of language proficiency in French
- Identify, synthesise and present complex arguments and points of view effectively in French
- Use a wide variety of business-related terminology, complex grammatical and syntactical structures in French
- Read and understand a variety of complex articles and business-related texts in French
- Demonstrate a higher degree of intercultural awareness re: the French social, economic and corporate environment
The module is delivered in French and the syllabus will include the following:
Indicative list of themes:
- Issues affecting the economy and organisations
- Human resources incl. Applying for a job: writing a curriculum vitae & a cover letter, and preparing for interviews
- Corporate social responsibility
- Communication and marketing
Consolidation and extension of existing language skills.
Subject-specific and transferable skills
- Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
- Strategies to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in French
- Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Critical thinking
Can count towards the Warwick Award: