FREN 1003OL - French IB: Beginners' French
Online - Summer - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code FREN 1003OL Course French IB: Beginners' French Coordinating Unit French Studies Term Summer Level Undergraduate Location/s Online Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites FREN 1002 Course Description This course introduces students to the language and culture of contemporary France. In addition to intensive language training in the four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - various aspects of French society and culture will be introduced through audio and video extracts and short texts. The emphasis throughout will be on communicative skills, both oral and written.
Course Coordinator: Professor Natalie Edwards
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesCourse Learning Outcomes
On the successful completion of French IA/B, students will be able to:
1. understand the basic structures of the French language and use these in writing and in speech
2. demonstrate a sufficient knowledge of French vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations
3. recognize basic structures and vocabulary in written and spoken materials, and thus be able toread and listen to articles/news items/short stories in French
4. understand and analyse aspects of French and Francophone society and culture
5. understand and respect the different world views that are expressed
through the language, social practices and cultural productions of
6. locate and evaluate a variety of sources to further their own understanding of the French language and of French and Francophone societies and cultures
7. communicate information, ideas and arguments in French, in both spoken
and written modes, using a range of appropriate technologies and resources
8. work both independently and in collaboration with others in the exploration, generation andpresentation of ideas and information, and contribute productively and in a timely manner to group-based outcomes
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
4, 5, 6, 8
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
3, 4, 5, 6, 8
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
4, 5, 7, 8
Required ResourcesAteliers and MindTap.
Purchasing directions will be given before the beginning of the course.
Recommended ResourcesSchaum's Outline of French Grammarby Mary Crocker
Online LearningStudents are required to use the MindTap site to submit homework assignments and tests.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis is an intensive course which meets 4 hours per day for 4 days each week.
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Learning Activities SummaryLearning activities will include structured and unstructured oral exercises, grammar and vocabulary exercises, role-play activities, translation, dictation, oral presentations, listening activities using
authentic online materials, and compositions. Students will make extensive use of online resources that include practice of speaking, reading, writing and listening, and that further cultural awareness.
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Assessment SummaryASSESSMENT TASK WEIGHTING
MindTap exercises 20%
Oral Test 20%
Final Test 30%
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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