French for Professional Purposes 2A (R1137)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

You can study this module if you are an advanced learner and you have completed Advanced for Professional Purposes 1B. This module is at level B2 (Independent User) of the CEFR for Languages.

Building on your existing proficiency level, you will:

  • learn how to understand the main ideas within extended discourse and communicate effectively in the target language, with fluency, confidence and spontaneity, in different contexts
  • provide opportunities, across a range of topics, to practise 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
  • analyse important aspects of the general social and cultural background of the language in a professional context, through contextualised activities and materials in media such as text, audio, audio-visual and digital.

Your classes includes activities to develop your practical skill in all four communicative competencies (SLRW), and to encourage 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.

You'll work in groups and on your own, and develop your knowledge and understanding of target language countries, society, and community through authentic and specially prepared textual and audio-visual materials.

You'll also focus on your employment profile and/or workplace simulation activities.


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Oral examination, Professional log)

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: