I have read through the link posted above. Would anyone have any information with regard to the units of study ? They have said there are 15. Also, if anyone has done french studies what does the workload entail ? Thank you
Like any of the arts subjects, you get out of it what you put in. It is possible to get by without doing too much reading (I'll admit there were a few required books on the course that I never even bought, and just looked up a few quotes in the library.) However if you want to do well, there is effort required. Most B.Ed.s will probably tell you that they spent more time working on their Arts modules than Education, and French was no different for me. Hopefully this will all change in the new course though.
If you have a good standard of French, I would have no problem recommending it as a subject choice. French films are shown once per fortnight, and you can be asked questions on these in the end-of-semester oral exam. The lecturers and tutors are very friendly and helpful, and there's a good mix of literature and language. They used to come out for a few drinks and a chat with us after the films even. Mary I gets a good few French Erasmus students too so there's plenty opportunity to practice your language.
I wouldn't worry too much about choosing your elective subjects now. You'll have a chance in September to go to lots of different lectures and see what you like before having to make a final decision.