Short Title:French 4
Full Title:French 4
Module Code:FREN H2021
NFQ Level:6
ECTS Credits:5
Description:This module aims to consolidate and develop the students’ skills and knowledge of the target language in written, spoken and aural forms. The students will also be exposed to aspects of culture and society in the country/countries where the target language is spoken.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Converse effectively in a range of general and business situations in the target language.
  2. Read, understand and translate selected business texts in the target language.
  3. Comprehend a range of audio and video materials in the target language.
  4. Describe aspects of the business culture and society the country/countries where the target language is spoken.

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
  • Functional language (50%)
    Focus on exposure to, and practice of, general and business language functions in spoken written and aural forms.
  • Grammar (30%)
    Grammatical structures necessary for the production of the target language.
  • Aspects of culture and society (20%)
    Contemporary issues, domestic products and companies, industry.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50%
End of Semester Formal Examination50%
 Outcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Formal End-of-Semester Examination1,2,3,450%Semester End
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Continuous AssessmentThe language laboratory work will test the students’ aural understanding of the target language. The oral exam will assess the students’ ability to communicate effectively the target language. The in-class tests will assess aspects of grammar and general and business functions.50n/a

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureClass Based Instruction3Every Week3.00
Independent LearningReading/Study6Every Week6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours3.00
Required Book Resources
  • Maher, Eamon & McNeely, Brigitte 1995, Introduction au français des affaires, Folens
Recommended Book Resources
  • Authentic, Le Petit Journal., n/a