FREN 2202 - Intermediate French B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

This course continues the intensive language training undertaken in French IIA: Language. It similarly aims to develop written language skills - composition, comprehension, translation, grammar - and spoken language skills - speaking, listening, pronunciation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FREN 2202
    Course Intermediate French B
    Coordinating Unit French Studies
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites FREN 2201
    Incompatible FREN 1012 or FREN 2003
    Assessment Regular tests, assignments, language exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Melanie Maillot

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On the 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 analyse various aspects of French and Francophone society and culture
    4 Understand and respect the different world views that are expressed through the language, social practices and cultural productions of French-speaking communities
    5 Communicate information, ideas and arguments more accurately and with more sophistication in French, in both spoken and written modes, using arange of appropriate technologies and resources
    6 Work both independently and in collaboration with others in the exploration, generation and presentation 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

    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.

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    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.

    5, 6

    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.

    2, 3, 5, 6

    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.

    3, 4, 6

    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.

    3, 4, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The required textbook and/or resources are listed in the course outline available on MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    The recommended resources are listed in the course outline available on MyUni.
    Online Learning
    Various learning resources and activities will be posted on MyUni on a regular basis. Students are expected to check MyUni at least twice a week.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course has one 1-hour online grammar class, one 1-hour language laboratory and one 2-hour workshop every week.

    The online grammar component is delivered asynchronously. Students will need to watch short grammar videos and complete short activities and quizzes to test their understanding of the concepts. A detailed plan of activities and homework will be given every week. The online component has to be completed before coming to class.

    In the language laboratory, students will be able to practice listening and vocaubulary through various activities.

    In the workshop, students will consolidate and apply the knowledge and skills introduced in the online lectures and language laboratory by completing individual and collaborative tasks, interacting with peers and instructors, and leading/creating small projects.

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

    1 x 1-hour grammar lecture per week 12 hours per semester
    1 x 1-hour language laboratory per week 12 hours per semester
    1 x 2-hour workshop per week 24 hours per semester
    4 hours of homework/assignment prepartion per week 48 hours per semester
    5 hours of reading, listening, and independent study to improve language skills 60 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester

    The information above is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Weekly grammar points, exercises and activities to complete at home and in class to work on the 4 core skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), introduction of various cultural topics. All activities require commitment and participation from students, both individually and collectively.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Learning a foreign language requires commitment and perseverance. It is expected that students will regularly review content, practice at home, and listen and read in the target language for at least 20 minutes everyday. Attendance and participation are necessary to make satisfactory progress.

    Hurdle Requirements
    Students who do not meet the following requirements will be awarded a grade of Fail for the course:

    · a minimum of 40% result in the end of semester written exam
    · completion of all assessment tasks worth 5% or more
  • 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 assessing listening, writing and reading skills, and grammar/vocabulary knowledge
    - Individual oral tests
    - Small projects and presentations
    Assessment Related Requirements

    You may seek help with difficult points by requesting further explanations from your instructor, but no help can be given with the actual exercises prescribed. All assessed work must also be your own (i.e. you can discuss grammar problems with friends or with a tutor, but you then need to sit down and do the exercises by yourself).

    Extensions and other arrangements regarding assessment will have to be documented and are granted on medical/compassionate grounds/extenuating circumstances.

    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Electronically via MyUni or in person.
    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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