French for Professional Purposes 2B (R1138)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module is designed for advanced learners who have completed Advanced for Professional Purposes 2A.

Building on existing levels of proficiency, this module aims to :

  • enable you to understand the main ideas and detail within extended discourse and to communicate effectively in the target language, with fluency, confidence and spontaneity, in a variety of contexts
  • provide opportunities, across a range of topics, for practice of understanding and communication in the target language using the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, at a proficient level
  • consolidate and develop the range of complex language structures, syntax, and specialised vocabulary to allow consistent accuracy and control in use of the target language
  • facilitate the analysis of important aspects of the general social and cultural background of the language in a professional context, through a variety of contextualised activities and materials, in a range of media, e.g. text; audio; audio-visual; digital.

Your classes will consist of a variety of activities to develop your practical skill in all four communicative competencies (SLRW), and to promote autonomous use of the target language.

These will include subject-specific presentations and discussion, text handling and analysis, writing activities such as letter-writing, summarising and reporting etc., based on themes, grammatical structures and language skills.

Working individually and in groups, you'll have opportunities to develop your knowledge and understanding of target language countries, society, and community through both authentic and specially prepared textual and audio-visual materials.

In this module you'll have the opportunity to specialise and report on professional matters or on topics in your field of expertise.

This module is at level B2-C1 (Independent-Proficient User) of the CEFR for Languages.


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


60%: Coursework (Portfolio)
40%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.