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2020/2021  BA-BBLFO1004U  French Studies 4

English Title
French Studies 4

Course information

Language French
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Robert Bettan - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 12-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Present the exam topic in French using an appropriate vocabulary and structure.
  • Identify and discuss the main ideas of the chosen topic e.g. giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • Comprehend the questions posed during the examination and communicate in coherent French so that their responses flow and are intelligible.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.
  • Speak grammatically correct and well-pronounced French without major grammatical, lexical, idiomatic or pronunciation errors that inhibit communication. At this stage, students must be able to show their linguistic awareness by correcting errors in the exam situation.
French Studies 4:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 1 page
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
For the re-exam, either the same or a new synopsis MUST be submitted:
1. If the examiner finds that the level of the synopsis for the ordinary exam to be adequate, the same or a new synopsis MUST be submitted for re-exam.
2. If the examiner does NOT find the level of the synopsis for the ordinary to be adequate, a NEW synopsis MUST be submitted for the re-exam.
Description of the exam procedure

The exam topic must be chosen from the 4th semester syllabus.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The overall aim of this course is to give students the oral language skills in French needed to successfully engage and communicate with a range of different actors (teachers, employers, fellow students, etc.) in a variety of settings (academic, job related, etc.)  in particular within the following topic areas: Marketing, Organisation and Competitiveness and France's relationship to the European Union and Germany.

Description of the teaching methods
Class teaching involving lectures, student presentations, group work, exercises with oral and written proficiency training, and discussion. All teaching and reading will be in French.
Feedback during the teaching period
During the course, the students will receive feedback in class on their oral and written exercises. In addition, students will receive individual feedback on their presentations that the students are encouraged to do in preparation for the oral exam in language. Students are expected to attend all classes, and be prepared and ready to participate actively.
Student workload
Lectures 36 hours
Exam 0.5 hours
Preparation 169.5 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

To be announced on Canvas

Last updated on 12-06-2020