My first Open University certificate came through today. I’m now entitled to use the letters Cert French (Open) after my name.
I won’t be doing this, I don’t even use my degree letters as a rule (BSc. Hons, I believe, though there may be some detail difference).
To start using Cert French (Open) would be equivalent to writing my GCSE/O Level/A Level qualifications!
Still, it’s nice to have the bit of paper. The next one, assuming that I finish the course, will be Cert Hum (Open).
No, I won’t be using it, it may get silly.
Article by Murk, BSc (Hons); Cert French (Open); PGCE; A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science, Physics; City of Guilds Amateur Radio Examination; RoSPA minibus training, GCSEs in English (Lang and Lit), Maths, Technical Drawing, Electronics, French, Geography, Chemistry and Physics; Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, 6th Kyu Ni Judo (from 1981!), yellow belt judo (similar vintage), cycling proficiency, 50m swimming; Milk Monitor.
According to the BBC News website, protestors in Nantes spent december 31st protesting against 2007. "Now is better".
They "called on governments and the UN to stop time’s “mad race” and declare a moratorium on the future"
The tension mounted as the minutes ticked away towards midnight – but the arrival of 2007 did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm.
The protesters began to chant: "No to 2008!"
They vowed to stage a similar protest on 31 December 2007 on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris.
Further details (in English) and in French (1) (2)
L192 was a pass. I got 92% in the continuous assessment and 83% in the end of course assessment.
In LXR122 I got 51% for the oral and 80% for the end of course essay. Also a pass, though the oral is disappointing.
My course results for L192 and the excellent LXR122 should be out tomorrow. The courses are like driving tests, a straight pass/fail (with the possibility of a distinction).
There is a possibility of a distinction for me in L192 given that 85% is needed and that my coursework average is 92.3%. The first end of course assessment should be okay (it’s essentially the sames as the TMA, teacher marked assessments). ECA2, the oral, might have let me down a bit… but I do have some safety margin.
The requirements are at least 40% in each of the elements, ECA1, 2 and the coursework, so there is still the possibility of catastrophe. Touch wood, I don’t think that’ll happen for me as the tutor seemed happy after
LXR122 I’m less worried about as a course as it does not lead to anything, per se. L192 on the other hand leads to LZX120. However I would be disappointed not to do well. The assessment here consisted of an oral and an essay, both in French. The essay was only 300 words, but that was enough. In the oral I had to give a presentation on a topic of my choice for a few minutes, and then I was asked questions about it. Both had to be based on France.
In the oral I discussed how Grandad was captured on his way to Dunkirk and then marched across France to a POW camp in southern Germany. In the essay I wrote about the Eiffel Tower.
J’ai fini L192!
La dernier examen etait ce matin. C’etait d’accord, mais n’est jamais formidable!
Il y a les erreurs, j’ai dit "j’habite" quand il faut necessaire dire "j’ai habité", par example.
I have finished L192!
The last exam was this morning. It was okay, but it was never terrific!
There were errors, I said "j’habite" when it was neccesary to say "j’ai habité", for example.
It is a done deal now. Onto the next thing.