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French 6 for Global Engagement (LL2C7)

This module runs in Term 1. Please also see French 6 through Films (LL298) for Term 2.


Level: Advanced.

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
Main Objectives
  • 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%)

Claude Trégoat

Course Text

No textbook is required. Selected texts will be provided by the tutor.

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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:

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