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The Francophone World - LAN00004I

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Angela O'Flaherty
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module aims to increase students' awareness of the problems and opportunities facing French-speaking countries. This module will use a wide variety of primary and secondary materials to explore the nature and diversity of countries and regions in the world where French plays a significant role.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key aspects of the French speaking world
  • Understand complex written and aural authentic materials
  • Present and develop arguments effectively in French
  • Achieve a good level of accuracy in the production of French


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
The Francophone World
N/A 70
Open Examination (2 weeks)
Open Exam - The Francophone World
N/A 30

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination (2 weeks)
Reassessment - Open Exam - The Francophone World
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work

  • Oral commentary and dialogue within class on oral and written language work, given immediately both to individuals and to group.
  • Written comments and mark on university scale given to individual students for practice papers, with opportunity for individual consultation.

Summative assessment and feedback

  • Individuals will be allowed to see their exam papers with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers

Indicative reading

Bibliographical references will be supplied during the course. Consultation of French daily newspapers and weekly magazines is essential for the students to keep up to date with current issues in the Francophone world.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

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