French MA

French Honours Spoken Language (Junior) FRENCH4082

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course focuses exclusively on consolidating and developing speaking skills in the target language. Classes will offer a wide range of spoken language exercises such as presentation, open discussion, dialogue and debate. This course forms year 1 of a 2-year programme.


One hour weekly throughout both semesters as scheduled on MyCampus.


Teaching will take place in weeks 1-5 and 7-11. Week 6 will be dedicated to guided independent study. 

Excluded Courses



French Honours Written Language (Junior) - FRENCH4085


There is no summative assessment in the Junior Honours year. Summative assessment is carried out only in the Senior Honours year.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ encourage students to speak with confidence and fluency.

■ stimulate debate and discussion around aspects of the target language and culture by means of conversation.

■ develop students' oral communicative skills with reference to a variety of intellectual and cultural topics connected with their academic programme.

■ encourage students to work effectively and grow in their ability to take responsibility for their acquisition of vocabulary, appropriate lexical structures, and competent syntax.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ speak with ease in the target language using a broad range of grammatical structures, register, and vocabulary.

■ discuss a variety of intellectual and cultural topics connected with their academic programme in an articulate fashion, demonstrating critical reflection and independence of thought.

■ draw on intercultural skills when speaking in the target language.

■ interact freely with native speakers of the target language in a range of situations, including formal and professional environments as well as more informal settings.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.