MLT360B French Project Proficient 2

Working under regular supervision, students will complete a written portfolio (2,500-3,000 words) and prepare a structured oral presentation summarising authoritatively their research for a specialist audience and demonstrating their acquisition of relevant academic and linguistic skills.


  • University credits: 10
  • University levels: 1-4
  • Pre-requisite: MLT350, A level + 2 years or long stay abroad, CEF C1+
  • Co-requisite: On consultation with the Language Co-ordinator only.
  • Availability: Students of the University of Sheffield taking the module for credits.
  • Teaching period: Spring semester (See timetables and course dates)
  • Contact times: Approximately 4 hours over the course of the semester to be arranged with the tutor.
  • Group size: Maximum of 20 students.
  • Language Co-ordinator: Karine Zbinden
  • Module Leader: Sylvie Cassou
  • Pathway: N/A.

This unit aims to enable students at a 'Proficient' level of competence in the language to engage critically with a highly specialised topic normally closely related to their main field of study in order to acquire expert use of subject-specific terminology and discourse and to consolidate advanced research skills in relation to the language and field of study.

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • perform at Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • access, identify and analyse specialist information, by inference and deduction where necessary
  • communicate their findings authoritatively in writing and speech in the target language to a specialist audience/reader, leading and controlling discussion, and referencing sources where appropriate
  • show evidence of research-related skills, including the ability to plan a project and manage time.

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