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French 2

Module name (EN): French 2
Degree programme: Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-6.3F
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
B-A-6.3F Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 5, optional course
ABA-2.3-F. Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 5, optional course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Margret Wilhelm, Diplomdolmetscherin

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Learning outcomes:
The courses "French 1" and "French 2" are based on each other. In the course of the two modules mentioned above, students will improve their professional and technical French allowing them to advance from entry level B1 to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
In the module "French 2", students will first study important aspects of postal communication in a French-speaking professional context. After this, they will develop an awareness for the specifics of the application process in francophone countries and continue to develop their intercultural competence. In addition, they will advance their language skills by preparing professional application documents in French and preparing themselves for job interviews.
As an introduction to technical language communication in internship situations, students will also develop strategies for understanding technical texts and learn to apply linguistic structures for the subject-specific description of objects. They will also learn to apply linguistic structures for the oral and written presentation of subject-specific content and problems. This module will focus on reading, speaking and writing skills.

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Module content:
Written communication:
- Formal aspects of a French business letter
- Formulating a letter of inquiry
Application process:
- Job advertisements
- Application cover letter, resume
- Job interview
Technical language communication:
- General and detailed comprehension of scientific texts from the field of architecture
- Describing objects (function, forms, dimensions, materials)
- The stages of a building project
- Structural systems and loads
In addition, we will work on:
- Technical vocabulary
- Repeating relevant grammatical structures
- Intercultural competence

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Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print, audio, video), multimedia teaching and learning software for specific target groups.

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Recommended or required reading:
Michel Paulin: Vocabulaire illustré de la construction. Guide technique. Le Moniteur, 2003
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials.

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