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Accessibility Statement for Introduction to French studies (beginners) (L102)

Mode of study

Each unit comprises five sections which correspond to five weeks of study. Sections 1-3 are available in print, and Sections 4-5 are available online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips of 0–5 minutes (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; animations; and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

This module includes online tutorials. Where possible, recordings of online tutorials will be made available to students. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning and are highly recommended.

Working with others

You’ll be encouraged to work with other students. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work; reflecting on others’ comments on your work; and/or working together with fellow learners on online forums.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and interactive computer-marked assignments completed online.


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

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