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Modern French Language III

Module Code: FR301
Module Name: Modern French Language III
Module Credits: 30

This module seeks

  • to consolidate and develop your ability to write and speak to a theme confidently and at a level of some intellectual sophistication in correct French,
  • to consolidate and develop your awareness of the conventions governing different forms of written French and English,
  • to consolidate and develop your ability to translate from French to English,
  • to develop a detailed knowledge of French grammatical structures.

Detailed information

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Assessment Method:

The module is assessed by three examinations, 2 written and 1 oral.

FR3011 Essay in French (3 hours; 40%)

You will be required to write an essay of about 1,000 words in one of three possible genres (dissertation, letter, article d'opinion).

FR3012 Translation (3 hours; 40%)

You will be required to translate one of two French passages into English, and one of two English passages into French. Each pair of passages will normally include one literary passage and one non-literary passage.

Oral examination (15 minutes; 20%)

You will be required to present an exposé on a French- or francophone-related topic of their choice, subject to prior approval by the Chair of the Oral Panel, which is then the subject of further discussion with the examiners.