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Why should I take this Structured Elective?
This Structured Elective sequence comprises a minimum of three modules in the French language. Beginning at ca. B1 of the (opens in a new window)Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning) the sequence aims to foster a level of competence needed to function effectively in general working environments or to follow non-specialised programmes of study in a French-speaking country (ca. B2+ to C1 of the CEFR). This pathway is intensive and requires a significant amount of autonomous learning.

How would this Structured Elective benefit me?
This structured elective sequence is suitable for those who wish to develop a command of all basic and some advanced grammatical structures and to build their vocabulary and range of expression. It aims to develop competence in understanding a variety of text types and to train both oral and written communication. Proficiency builds incrementally across the three levels, with level 3 modules requiring the highest degree of competence.

How do I take the modules in this Structured Elective?

  • Important: In order to earn a structured elective in a language offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, you must take at least 15 credits worth of specified modules (see below for further details). Please note that modules taken prior to the academic year 2013/14 are not recognised for this Structured Elective.
  • To receive a Structured Elective you must take the required modules as Elective modules and not as Core or Option modules.
  • You do not need to register for this Structured Elective in advance, it will be awarded when you complete 15 credits during your studies.
  • If you have completed at least 15 credits from the set of specified electives you will then have the Structured Elective in the subject noted on your official transcript.
  • There is no guarantee that it will be possible to take 15 credits from the set. This will depend on availability of places and on timetable emergencies. The School will facilitate module places for Structured Elective Students where possible, email (opens in a new window)slcl@ucd.ie for more info.
  • Students who wish to begin at post-Leaving Certificate or equivalent level should take at least FR10070 French Grammar & Expression level 1 module before proceeding to level 2. Students who have already attained B1+ level and who wish to begin at level 2 must contact the Head of French to arrange for a short interview and/or placement test.
  • Modules must usually be completed in sequence. If you are in any doubt please contact the Head of French for advice.

Note:  Students who have not taken French to Leaving Certificate level or equivalent should consider taking a structured elective with the UCD Centre for English and Global Languages. 

Select Module Title Credits
3 from: FR10060

French Grammar & Comprehension
French Grammar & Expression
French Language II a
French Language II b
French Language 3a: Expression avancée
French Language 3b

Module listing updated July 2022

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