French for Professional Purposes 2B (R1138)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module is for students who can already communicate with some independence in the target language at level B2/+ of the Common European Framework of Reference [CEFR]. Building on existing levels of proficiency the module aims to:

- enable students to understand the main ideas and detail within extended discourse and to communicate effectively in the target langauge, 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 target language structures, syntax, and specialised vocabulary to allow consistent accuracy and control in use of the target langauge
- analyse 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.

This module is at level B2-C1 of the CEFR for Languages.


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Oral examination, Report, Test)

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 2024/25. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: