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Unit information: French for Medical Studies Level 1 Grade 1 in 2016/17

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Unit name French for Medical Studies Level 1 Grade 1
Unit code LANG11302
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mrs. Duranton
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

N/A

Co-requisites

N/A

School/department Department of French
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

This unit focuses on the general structures and functions of the target language and includes practice in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in order to enable students to communicate effectively in the target language at a basic level. It also covers cultural and social aspects of the language.

Intended learning outcomes

The unit aims to consolidate and develop general language structures and functions, and to introduce basic specialist concepts and terminology. This will enable students to develop their existing knowledge of the language into areas related to professional life, with particular emphasis on the skills necessary for working in an international environment. The unit includes: practice in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary development, cultural and social aspects of the language, presentation skills and academic writing.

The unit will include:

  • General communication skills
  • Academic listening and note-taking skills
  • Academic and sub-technical language
  • Academic reading and writing skills
  • Subject specific language
  • Oral presentation skills
  • Cultural and social aspects of the language
  • E-learning opportunities

Teaching details

3 hours of teaching per week covering all four topics of Reading writing speaking and listening. Classroom based learning is supplemented by online access to resources delivered via Blackboard. Regular formative homework is set.

Assessment Details

The four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are assigned equal weighting for the purposes of assessment (25% each).

The unit is assessed on continuous assessment only which consists of the following:

a) one 20 minute listening assessment in class time (25%) This assessment is linked to intended learning outcomes a, e and f

b) one 30 minute reading assessment in class time (25%) This assessment is linked to intended learning outcomes b, e and f

c) one 10 minute speaking assessment (role-play) in class time (25%) This assessment is linked to intended learning outcomes c, e and f

d) one 250 word guided or semi-guided written task (e.g. writing a letter, advising a patient in a written format, writing a report to a colleague doctor) done at home (25%) This assessment is linked to intended learning outcomes d, e and f

Reading and References

Reading and reference material will be provided on Blackboard.

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