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Welcome to French



First Arts French Timetable (2017-18)

First Arts French Booklet 2017-18

1BA Essay Cover Sheet

 Important Note for Visiting Students wishing to do courses in the Discipline of French:

  • Visiting students will find the selection of courses in our discipline listed in the Visiting Student Handbook. 
  • Please note that it is not safe to select courses from the discipline website, which displays courses from various programmes.
  • Check here for more specific details and information.

 

Second Arts French Timetable: 2017-18

Second Arts French Booklet 2017-18              

Please read this 2BA Notice carefully re: start of Semester I arrangements in 2BA (available early September)

 

Important Note for Visiting Students wishing to do courses in the Discipline of French:

  • Visiting students will find the selection of courses in our discipline listed in the Visiting Student Handbook. 
  • Please note that it is not safe to select courses from the discipline website, which displays courses from various programmes.
  • Check here for more specific details and information.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOR PERIOD ABROAD PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR FINAL YEAR IN A LANGUAGE

To succeed in Final Year in French/German/Italian/Spanish you need a deep understanding of language and society. The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures strongly recommends that modern language students spend an extended period living in a culture where the language is widely spoken. We recommend two ways of doing this

  1. BA (International) including an academic year studying in a foreign University. This year is integral to the BA (International) programme. Students taking two languages may spend a semester in each of the countries where the language is spoken.
  2. Work or voluntary service overseas which would include placements on BA CONNECT programmes or as a foreign language assistant

In exceptional circumstances, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, in consultation with the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, may allow a student to spend a shorter period of residence abroad and continue with the BA programme. A student following this route will not graduate with a BA (International).

All students entering final year must have spent at least three months in a country or region where the language they are studying is widely spoken. A student studying two languages must have spent three months in each of the countries where those languages are widely spoken.

The Teaching Council will only register you as a language teacher if you have a relevant degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Education and have lived in a country where the language studied is the spoken language. If you want to register to teach more than one language, you must fulfil these requirements in each language that you wish to teach.

You must provide documentation demonstrating that you have spent the required time abroad before you can register for Final Year. Students who have followed one of the preferred routes (i) or (ii) will be deemed to have satisfied this requirement.

Final Arts French Timetable (2017-18)

Final Arts French Booklet 2017-18

3BA Essay Cover Sheet

Start of Year

* Please read this important 3-4BA Start of Term Notice  regarding start of semester arrangements in Final Year (available early September).

The scheduling of tutorials to accompany the programme of lecture courses will be announced by the Year Coordinator early in Semester 1.

We look forward to welcoming you into Final Year.

 Important Note for Visiting Students wishing to do courses in the Discipline of French:

  • Visiting students will find the selection of courses in our discipline listed in the Visiting Student Handbook. 
  • Please note that it is not safe to select courses from the discipline website, which displays courses from various programmes.
  • Check here for more specific details and information.

The release dates of the autumn examination session can be found on the Examinations Office website.          

FIRST ARTS FRENCH 

The arrangements in the autumn for FIRST YEARS is normally as follows:

Repeat examinations for the language component of FR1100 will be scheduled by the Examinations Office for August. The cultural component of FR1100 and the two components of FR1101 will be assessed by means of essays. The format in each case is as described below.

Second Sitting (Repeat) Examination Schedule and Assessment Format

FR1100-I Paper I Language

The format of this repeat paper consists of a series of grammar exercises (all topics covered are in the 1BA French Language Booklets and in the material available on Blackboard).

FR1100-II Paper II Language 

As at the first sitting, this normally consists of a comprehension passage and a translation into French. Students who are required to repeat the oral examination will be contacted individually.

FR1100 Culture

Title and submission date for the repeat essay for this component is normally available ON BLACKBOARD by the end of June/beginning of July: 

INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CULTURE


FR1101 Literature in context

Titles and submission dates for repeat essays for this module are normally available ON BLACKBOARD by the end of June/beginning of July: 

L’ETRANGER

LA FRANCE MULTICULTURELLE



SECOND & FINAL ARTS - FRENCH

The arrangments in the autumn in 2BA and 3/4BA are normally as follows: 

  • Language examinations are scheduled by the Examinations Office and are normally held in the first weeks of August.
  • Literature courses are examined by ESSAY in the repeat session.  The respective essay titles are normally available on blackboard by early July (with a submission date of end of July).  Usually essays are submitted by email attachment to the relevant lecturer in the Discipline of French.