French Advanced B (R1134)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module is for you if you have completed an advanced A module. You will:

  • learn how to understand the main ideas within extended discourse and communicate effectively in the target language, with increasing fluency, confidence and spontaneity, in different contexts
  • get opportunities, across a range of topics, to practise your understanding and communication in the target language using the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, at an advanced level
  • consolidate and develop the range of complex language structures, syntax, and specialised vocabulary to allow further accuracy and control in use of the target language
  • analyse aspects of the general social, political and/or cultural background of the language through contextualised activities and materials, in media such as text, audio, audio-visual and digital.

Successful completion of the course is equivalent to level B2 (Independent User) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


60%: Coursework (Oral examination, Test)
40%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 114 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: