Books and a dedicated website with access to a range of electronic tools including real-time conferencing and asynchronous tools such as forums. As a registered language student you will have automatic access to an online forum where you can talk to fellow students over the internet. This will be linked directly from the website.
You will need
In addition to the set books shown below, you will need a headset with a microphone and earphones to take part in online tutorials, record spoken TMAs and complete speaking activities.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- macOS 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.
Materials to buy
- Fournier, I. French Grammar (BBC Active) Pearson Education £6.99 - ISBN 9780563519546
- Collins Robert French Dictionary (10th edn) Collins £40.00 - ISBN 9780007556526
Note: Students could use any other dictionaries or French grammar.
If you have a disability
Please note that this module makes substantial use of audio and visual materials. Full transcripts of the audio and video materials are provided, except those used for assessment purposes. The study materials are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader and mathematical, scientific, and foreign language materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way. Other alternative formats of the study materials may be available in the future.
You you are advised to contact us about support which can be given to meet your needs before you register. After you have registered you will receive detailed information about the residential school site and the facilities available to help with the academic programme.
You’ll need to make extensive use of a personal computer and will need to access the module website on a regular basis. You will also be offered tutorials some of which will be via an online conferencing system.
All outside visits can be reached using the low floor tram and local buses. Students with reduced mobility can be supported with scooters on campus.
There is a dedicated member of staff to support disabled students during the week in France. Teaching and living accommodation is on the ground floor or accessible by lift.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.