FREN 2201 - French IIA: Language

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This course builds on and consolidates the language skills acquired in the first year beginners' course. This will involve the development of written language skills - composition, comprehension, translation, grammar - and spoken language skills - speaking, pronunciation, listening.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FREN 2201
    Course French IIA: Language
    Coordinating Unit French Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Prerequisites FREN 1003
    Incompatible FREN 1012
    Course Description This course builds on and consolidates the language skills acquired in the first year beginners' course. This will involve the development of written language skills - composition, comprehension, translation, grammar - and spoken language skills - speaking, pronunciation, listening.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Nathalie Patterson

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    After successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1 Understand better the structures of French language and apply them more accurately to their own language use
    2 Understand and use a wider range of French vocabulary and structures, in both spoken and written modes
    3 Understand and respect the different world views that are expressed through the language, social practices and cultural productions of French-speaking communities
    4 Locate and evaluate a variety of sources to further their own understanding of the French language and of French and Francophone societies and cultures
    5 Organise and analyse information appropriate to the study of French language and culture
    6 Communicate information, ideas and arguments more accurately and with more sophistication in French, in both spoken and written modes, using a range of appropriate technologies and resources
    7 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
    8 Develop a commitment to the rigorous application of scholarly principles in the exploration of questions relating to French language and culture
    9 Work independently to improve their language proficiency as well as their knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultural productions of French-speaking communities
    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4, 5, 6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4, 7
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2, 3, 6, 7
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4, 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 8, 9
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3, 8
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3, 8, 9
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course is taught with grammar classes, with language laboratories and oral expression tutorials expanding on the grammar classes.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    4 hours of language classes per week 48 hours per semester
    4 hours assignment preparation/follow up per week 48 hours per semester
    5 hours reading per week 60 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Weekly class exercises on grammar (1-2 weeks spent on each chapter of the textbook). Pronunciation and listening exercises in the language laboratory. Discussion of cultural, social, politcal and topical issues in the conversation class.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Regular tests, language assignments, oral exposés, essays, language exam.
    Assessment Detail
    See the Course Booklet located in MyUni for a detailed presentation of the assessment for the course.
    Submission
    Assignments must be submitted to the School of Humanities Office, Level 7 Napier Building.
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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