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European Studies

Students of European Studies in Trinity learn two out of six European languages (French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish). One of the two languages chosen is studied as a major component of the degree, the other as a minor component – although this is not decided until the end of Michaelmas Term (first term) of second year and only takes effect at the end of second year.

Junior Freshman French

Contact hours

FR1009: Oral Language: 1 hour, all year

FR1014: Language Class: 3 hours comprising: 1 Lecture, 2 Tutorials, all year

Set texts and recommended reading

Students should obtain the following books:

Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Hawkins, Roger and Towell, Richard, French Grammar and Usage (London: Arnold, 2001)

Hawkins, Roger and Towell, Richard, Practising French Grammar: A Workbook (London: Arnold,1997)

Bescherelle: La Conjugaison pour tous (Paris: Hatier,1997) [or the equivalent ‘Poche’ edition]

Paul Humberstone, Mot à mot (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996)

Also recommended: Jacqueline Morton, English Grammar for Students of French (London: Arnold, 2002)

You should also read at least one daily French newspaper regularly, i.e. Le Monde, Libération, Humanité, and the major Francophone press.

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Assessment procedures

Please see European Studies handbook for continuous assessment requirements

 

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Senior Freshman French

Contact hours

FR2006: Ideas into Politics Lecture: 1 hour, all year

FR2008: Oral and Writeen Language: 3 hours comprising: 1 Lecture, 2 Tutorials, all year

Assessment procedures

Please see European Studies handbook for continuous assessment requirements

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Junior Sophister French

The Junior Sophister year of European Studies is spent at a university abroad. Please see European Studies handbook for further information.

Senior Sophister French (Major Language).

Contact hours

FR4015: Written Language: 1 hour, all year

FR4019: Oral & Essay Skills: 1 hour, all year

 

Recommended reading:

Regular consumption of Le Monde, Libération, Humanité, and the major Francophone press. Please note that the weekly publication, L’Express, is available on short-term loan from the European Studies office.

Assessment procedures

Please see European Studies handbook for continuous assessment requirements

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French (Minor Language)

Contact hours

FR4041: Written Language: 1 hour, all year

Assessment procedures

Please see European Studies handbook for continuous assessment requirements

Link to Centre for European Studies

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