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French 3

Module name (EN): French 3
Module code: DFBGE-060
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (50%) + term paper with presentation (25%) + tests (25%)

[updated 04.12.2020]
Curricular relevance:
DFBGE-060 , Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 3, mandatory course
DFBEES-302 , Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course
DFBGE-060 Electrical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 3, mandatory course
DFBGM308 Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 3, mandatory course
DFBME-302 Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 01.10.2017]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
-        have attained language skills at the lower and intermediate C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR),
Skills: After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
        understand the global and detailed information in difficult texts pertaining to concrete and abstract topics,
        follow factually complex technical discussions in their own field of expertise,
        communicate using a wide range of linguistic means allowing them to conduct conversations with native speakers in an idiomatic and communicative manner,
        express themselves in writing on a wide range of general and selected scholarly topics,
        hold job and subject-oriented presentations and prepare the corresponding written materials in a linguistically appropriate manner and, to a great extent, error-free
Competences: After successfully completing this module, students will:
-        have mastered the grammar relevant for the above skills, the basic general vocabulary, the advanced French vocabulary and some French business vocabulary,
-        be sensitive to the intercultural characteristics of countries belonging to the francophone world and thus, be able to successfully manage important communication situations in daily (business) life and
-        be capable of embracing the intercultural differences of countries belonging to the francophone world and verbally interact there successfully.

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Module content:
        Maintain the extensive general French vocabulary acquired in previous levels of learning,
        Advanced acquisition of an extensive vocabulary in an engineering and technical environment,
        Advanced English grammar and awareness of its potential for use in technical language,
        Pronounced communication skills with regard to scientific language in order to take part in discussions, hold presentations and write texts belonging to the most important scientifically-relevant text types on a high level,
        Improve reading and listening comprehension skills through appropriate exercises.

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Teaching methods/Media:
        Use a wide range of media: television and video, radio, magazines and newspapers, computer-based interactivity
        Partner work, group work and role playing
        Presentations and short talks by students
        Presentations by the lecturer
        Plenary and group discussions
        The goal is to enable authentic foreign language communication.

[updated 04.12.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
        Teaching materials compiled by the lecturer

[updated 04.12.2020]
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