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National 2 French (Course Code: C730 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study French?

Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. The ability to use language is at the centre of thinking. You reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language.

French is the second most popular learned language in the world after English, and is spoken in around 30 countries. These include: Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and many countries in central and north Africa. It is one of the official languages of the European Union.

It is a valuable second language in many different career areas and, of course, is useful when you are on holiday or travelling in France and other French-speaking countries.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.

What will I study?

This course aims to develop skills in comparing aspects of your own community and culture with French community and culture. You will also show an understanding of simple words and phrases in French. The optional units develop your language skills in different types of situation.

The course consists of one compulsory unit plus two optional units.

Compulsory Unit

Life in Another Country (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Optional Units (Choose any two)

Personal Language (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Any two topics can be chosen from lifestyles and/or education.

Transactional Language (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Any two topics can be chosen from shopping, eating out, travel/touring, accommodation or an equivalent topic.

Language in Work (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will :

Any two topics can be chosen from work (shops, café/restaurant, travel/tourism or hospitality).

How will I be assessed?

You will be given practical work and other tasks to do when your teacher thinks you are ready. Your finished work should be kept in a folder. This is the record you keep of what you have done and how well you are doing.

If you do not pass a task first time you will be able to try again after more practice and help or advice from your teacher.

Your teacher will tell you how you are getting on. You will get the pass marked on your certificate.

You must pass all the required units to get the qualification. 

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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