Medes French Stage 1 LANGCTR1001

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Course Aims

Stage One aims to provide students with the linguistic skills they will need to allow them to cope confidently, if at a fairly basic level, with most everyday social and "survival" situations in the target language. They will also be given some insight into the culture and way of life of the target country to enable them to integrate more easily into a foreign environment.

Timetable

Tuesdays 9am-5pm

Requirements of Entry

Course available only to GSA Product Design students

Assessment

50% Oral Assessment - 10% for student's general participation in oral work in class; 10% each for 4 formal assessments in the course of the year
50% Final Examination - Listening 20%, Reading 20%, Writing 10%

Course Aims

Stage One aims to provide students with the linguistic skills they will need to allow them to cope confidently, if at a fairly basic level, with most everyday social and "survival" situations in the target language. They will also be given some insight into the culture and way of life of the target country to enable them to integrate more easily into a foreign environment.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of Stage One, students will be able to
· use common greetings and other courtesies
· introduce themselves and other people
· give a simple description of their personal background (family, home, studies etc.)
· recognise common occupations, professions and nationalities
· cope with numbers, including dealing with dates, times and money
· give simple descriptions of people, places and objects
· make uncomplicated travel arrangements
· deal with travelling by plane, train, public transport and car
· ask for and understand simple directions, including finding their way around a campus / a building
· deal with finding / renting accommodation
cope with menus and ordering food and drink
· cope with shopping for everyday items
· use the post office, bank and other public services
· deal with the everyday bureaucracy they may encounter in their target country
· talk in simple terms about leisure activities
· deal with everyday problems e.g. car breakdown, equipment not working
· describe in simple terms a medical problem or the symptoms of an illness and cope with a visit to the doctor / dentist
· hold a short, uncomplicated telephone conversation
· know sufficient design terminology to understand / make themselves understood in an Art School environment
· read and understand, a simple text on an everyday subject
· read and understand, basic texts in the field of product design
· write a simple formal letter e.g. to book accommodation / apply for a job