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). 

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. 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.