• Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
The Mises au Point: Advanced French programme offered by The Open University UK will develop your knowledge and understanding of the society and culture of contemporary France and French-speaking countries, and to extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

About

The study resources of the Mises au Point: Advanced French programme offered by The Open University UK include online authentic audio and video, comprising interviews, documentaries and reportages, and illustrated printed materials.

You will develop your academic writing, critical and analytical skills, and intercultural competence. The module has six themes that give both broad and focused coverage of different aspects of historical and contemporary France and French-speaking countries.

You will have a tutor to help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written and spoken tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). You can also ask your tutor for advice and guidance. This module usually includes a mix of face-to-face and online tutorials. Please note that depending on where you live, the mix will vary and in some places face-to-face tuition may be replaced by telephone conferencing. Although you are not obliged to attend any of these, you are strongly encouraged to take part as they will provide you with plenty of opportunities to speak and listen to French. The online tutorials will give you practice in using the conferencing tool needed for your end-of-module speaking test. How tutorials are held will depend on the distribution of students taking the module in your area.

Professional recognition

The Chartered Institute of Marketing now recognises this module under their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The themes of study are:

  • History: The end of the French Empire; a profile of General de Gaulle; Revolution and republicanism.
  • Multicultural France: Interviews with the writer Azouz Begag; an exploration of secularism (Laïcité) and its role in French identity; immigration and identity through the prism of literature.
  • The media: The regional daily Sud Ouest – production and presentation of the news; French radio, listener participation, consumer issues; television, the internet, globalisation, and celebrity culture.
  • The arts in France: The influence of la bande dessinée in France; the national Fête de la Musique; the State of  the Arts.
  • Science and technology: The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, science and the public; a profile of two French oceanography museums; scientific endeavour the French way
  • Expression and identity in the French-speaking world: The literatures of Québec; the Caribbean and French-speaking Africa; the French-speaking world.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This is an OU level 3 module for students who have successfully completed Envol: upper intermediate French (L211) or who already have an equivalent knowledge of French. 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2928 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2928 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Funding

You must apply for financial support by 12/12/13.

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