FREN 3202 - French IIIB: Language (Upper Intermediate)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code FREN 3202 Course French IIIB: Language (Upper Intermediate) Coordinating Unit French Studies Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites FREN 3201 Incompatible FREN 2212 , FREN 3211 or FREN 3003 Course Description Language training in spoken and written French builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in French IIIA: Language. The course will include grammar exercises, written expression, oral expression and translation.
Course Coordinator: Dr Peter Poiana
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThis course will enable students to:
LO 1 Know and understand the structures of the French language and key aspects of French culture
LO 2 Be capable of responding to, giving opinions about, analysing and evaluating situations and ideas using the French language
LO 3 Be able to locate materials, including primary and secondary sources, in order to acquire knowledge of the French language and culture
LO 4 Work independently and in collaboration with others, in a timely manner, to present and communicate ideas and develop cogent and coherent arguments.
LO 5 Use digital technologies and software programmes for accessing material in French and producing texts in French
LO 6 Become a self-reflective and self-directed learner, in order to sustain the effort of learning French over time
LO 7 Be aware of social and cultural issues in French speaking contexts and appreciate their wider impact.
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3, 4, 5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4, 6, 7 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
4, 6, 7
Required ResourcesThere are no textbooks for this course.
Students must bring their own earphones or headsets to Language Laboratory classes.
· The bilingual Collins-Robert French-English English-French Dictionary is the best available because of the large number of explanations and examples it provides.
Grammar Reference books (available for loan from the Barr-Smith Library)
· Glanville Price, A Comprehensive French Grammar, Oxford, Blackwell Publishers, 6th edition, contains complete explanations in English on all points of French grammar.
· Roger Hawkins and Richard Towell, French Grammar and Usage, Arnold.
· For a concise reference grammar, see H. Ferrar, A French Reference Grammar, Oxford University Press, 1967.
· Students at this level sometimes need to revise basic structures such as verb conjugations. You are advised to do this as early in the year as possible: it will help you get better grades in your language tests. The best revision book is Mary Coffman Crocker, Schaum’s Outlines: French Grammar, New York, McGraw Hill, 1999.
Online LearningThe course requires students to consult the MyUni webpage on a regular basis. All of the course material is grouped in weekly folders. Students are expected to study the grammar notes and complete the exercises in advance of the grammar class. Students are also advised to view the oral worksheets in advance of the oral class as well as the vocabulary lists, which must be learned.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course has three types of classes.
Written Workshop or Seminar. Students learn a complete grammar syllabus using grammar notes posted on MyUni. The documents can be found in the Weekly folders. Because of the large amount of grammar covered in this course, it will not be possible to explain the rules systematically, point by point; in the limited time we have in the grammar class. Rather, students are expected to study the grammar notes and attempt the exercises prior to attending class, leaving valuable class time for reviewing some of the more difficult points or questions raised by students. In the Weekly folders on MyUni, students will also find vocabulary sheets that they must learn.
Oral Tutorial. The focus is on student participation in discussion. Discussion topics are drawn principally from newspaper and magazine websites. Students will be expected to participate actively in group and class discussion. In semester 2, there will be an oral exam in week 13.
Language laboratory class. Students listen to French radio podcasts on general topics in order to improve listening skills. Please note that the Faculty does not provide headsets -- students must bring along their own earphones or headsets to the Language Laboratory.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
3 hours of classes per week 36 hours per semester 6 hours assignment preparation per week 72 hours per semester 4 hours reading per week 48 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummarySee detailed course outline for enrolled students - on MyUni.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents who do not meet the following requirements will receive a grade of Fail for the course:
1. A minimum of 80% attendance in all classes
2. Completion of all tasks worth 10% or more
3. A minimum of 40% result in the end of semester written examination.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome First language laboratory test Summative 5% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 Lab research project Summative 15% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Second language laboratory test Summative 5% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 350 word composition assignment Formative and Summative 10% 1, 3, 4, 7 Composition test Summative 10% 1, 3, 4, 7 2 x grammar tests Summative 20% 1, 3, 4 Oral exam Summative 10% 1, 2, 6 Written exam Summative 25% 1, 3, 4, 6
Assessment DetailInformation available upon enrolment.
SubmissionInformation available upon enrolment.
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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