Module Overview

French PLC 1b

This module is designed for students who have studied the language to Leaving Certificate or equivalent. It aims to further develop the four language skills acquired at second level, to introduce additional elements of the language of business and to broaden learners’ knowledge of France and the French-speaking countries

Module Code

BSST H1025

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The development of Listening and Speaking skills

Understanding and using phrases and sentences related to a range of personal and professional situations.

The development of Reading and Writing skills

Reading and finding information in texts dealing with everyday material such as hotel literature, advertisements, prospectuses, menus, timetables and short, personal letters.Writing simple interconnected text on everyday aspects of the student’s environment.Writing an email to confirm a booking.

Indicative Topics (subject to change depending on course books)

Hobbies and leisure activitiesGiving / taking instructions and directionsShopping & eating outUnderstanding hotel literatureBooking accommodationMaking travel arrangementsBasic phone skills.

Grammar and Structures

Present tense - regular and common irregular Near Future - Aller in the present tensePassé Composé - Avoir & êtreExpression of Time / Place / QuantityPossessive Pronouns (Plural Form)PrepositionsInterrogatives - Qui, Où, Combien, Comment, Quand.

Life in contemporary French-speaking countries

Interactive hour with a focus on the target culture:Learning about contemporary culture and society through film

Learning and teaching will take place through the use of lectures, presentations and role plays exercises in the module. In addition to using text based material, students will be expected to make extensive use of relevant websites, external online audio and video resources referred throughout the course.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50