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Modern French Language III

Module Code: FR301
Module Name: Modern French Language III
Module Coordinator: Ariane Demeure-Ahearne
Timetable by Group
Module Credits: 30

Module Description

This module seeks

  • to consolidate and develop your ability to write and speak to a theme confidently and at a level of some intellectual sophistication in correct French,
  • to consolidate and develop your awareness of the conventions governing different forms of written French and English,
  • to consolidate and develop your ability to translate from French to English,
  • to develop a detailed knowledge of French grammatical structures.

Assessment Method:

The module is assessed by three examinations, 2 written and 1 oral.

FR3011 Essay in French (3 hours; 40%)

You will be required to write an essay of about 1,000 words in one of three possible genres (dissertation, letter, article d'opinion).

FR3012 Translation (3 hours; 40%)

You will be required to translate one text into English and one text into French. One of these translations will be taken from a journalistic text and the other from a literary text. Each pair of passages will normally include one literary passage and one non-literary passage.

Oral examination (15 minutes; 20%)

You will be required to present an exposé on a French- or francophone-related topic of their choice, subject to prior approval by the Chair of the Oral Panel, which is then the subject of further discussion with the examiners.