By studying the French studies 1- language and culture of the French-speaking world programme offered by The Open University UK, you will develop your confidence in listening, reading, writing, speaking and interacting in French, as well as your knowledge and understanding of French-speaking societies and cultures. In addition, the module is designed to expand your academic, digital and employability skills in French contexts.
You will have the option to study most activities in a book or as interactive online activities on the module website. The website uses authentic online resources in support of independent and collaborative learning.
You’ll have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written and spoken tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and whom you can ask for advice and guidance.
If you’re new to the OU, you’ll find that your tutor is particularly concerned to help you with your study methods. This module includes a programme of tutorial events, all of which are offered online, and some of which are also offered face-to-face.
You therefore have the option of attending all events online or a mixture of online and face-to-face. Where face-to-face events are held will depend on the geographical distribution of students taking the module. All of these tutorial events, whether online or face-to-face, will provide plenty of opportunities to speak and listen to French.Vocational relevance
Alongside language-specific skills and knowledge (e.g. grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening, speaking, interacting, cultural knowledge), you will develop intercultural communication skills, translation skills, as well as academic, digital and employability skills. You will also learn about working practices in French-speaking countries and about using appropriate conventions for writing CVs and letters of application.
You will develop good communication skills and learn how to analyse, evaluate and present ideas and arguments effectively; and will become adept at relating to other people and being open to different points of view, all of which are highly valued skills in many professional settings.Professional recognition
This module will develop your proficiency in French to a level equivalent to B1 level of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for languages. The Chartered Institute of Marketing recognises this module under their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.
This module is based around six themes: Geography; Celebrations, Customs and traditions; Work; Leisure and culture; Society; and History.
Through each theme, you will gradually develop your French knowledge and skills by:
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