FREN 3202 - French IIIB: Language

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FREN 3202
    Course French IIIB: Language
    Coordinating Unit French Studies
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Prerequisites FREN 3201
    Incompatible FREN 2212 , FREN 3211 or FREN 3003
    Assessment regular tests, assignments, language examination
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Peter Poiana

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    This 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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,3,5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3,4
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2,3,4,5,6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2, 4, 6
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3,5
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 6,7
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2,4,7
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There are no textbooks for this course.
    Students must bring their own headsets with microphones to all Language Laboratory classes.
    Recommended Resources
    · 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 Learning
    The 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 download the grammar notes, read them 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. Students will use MyUni also in the Language Laboratory, particularly the Voice Board and Voice Presentation software.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    There are three contact hours per week.
    Written Workshop or Seminar. Students learn a complete grammar syllabus using the grammar notes posted on MyUni.
    Oral Tutorial. The focus is on student participation in discussion. Discussion topics are drawn principally from newspaper and magazine websites.
    Language laboratory class. Students listen to recorded dialogues and French radio podcasts, and watch videos on general topics in order to improve their listening skills. For speaking practice in the lab, students record short speeches in French using the Blackboard Collaborate Voice Tools software.

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

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

    3 hours contact per week – grammar, oral expression, language laboratory (x 12)
    36 hours

    6 hours preparation of grammar notes and oral expression exercises (x 12)
    72 hours

    3 hours revision and assignment preparation each week (x 12)
    36 hours

    Total = 144
    Learning Activities Summary

    Week 1 Grammar MyUni Notes : Les adverbes Oral : Les petits boulots Lab : Les émissions de Radio France ; Production orale. Vocab : Semaine 1

    Week 2 Grammar MyUni Notes : Le h français ; Les pronoms personnels (sem. 2) Oral : « La construction des verbes d’opinion » ; L’Edito – La terre Lab: Les émissions de Radio France & Production orale. Vocab : Semaine 2

    Week 3 Grammar MyUni Notes : Les temps de verbe : le conditionnel ; Les possessifs Oral : « Le jeu de la rumeur » Lab : Les émissions de Radio France & Production orale. Vocab : Semaine 3

    Week 4 Grammar MyUni Notes : Les reprises ; Les articles Oral : « Chronologie : le cas Manu Chao » Lab : Les émissions de Radio France & Production orale - Lab TEST 1. Vocab : Semaine 4

    Week 5 GRAMMAR TEST Grammar MyUni Notes : Révision Semaine 5. Cours de revision dans le cours de mardi/mercredi; test de grammaire dans le cours de jeudi. Lab : Activité de découverte en petits groupes – Les nouvelles réformes du gouvernement français.

    Week 6 Grammar MyUni Notes : Le passé simple et le roman policier Oral : Le Petit chaperon rouge Lab : Activité de découverte. Composition Assign. Le sujet sera communiqué aux étudiants dans le cours de grammaire : 250 mots. Vocab : Les personnages au bord du Titanic

    Week 7 Grammar MyUni Notes : Le comparatif et le superlatif ; L’apposition Oral : « Le portrait » Lab : Activité de découverte. Vocab : Le portrait

    Week 8 Grammar MyUni Notes : Les pronoms relatifs composés ; Les temps de verbe - Le futur et le futur antérieur Oral : Le graffiti Lab : Activité de découverte - Lab TEST 2. Vocab : Semaine 8

    Week 9 GRAMMAR TEST (Monday Public Holiday) Grammar MyUni Notes : Révision Semaine 9. Cours de revision dans le cours de mardi/mercredi; test de grammaire dans le cours de jeudi. Lab : Les émissions de Radio-France & Production orale avec Voice Board

    Week 10 Grammar MyUni notes : Les négatifs Oral : Débattre Lab : Les émissions de Radio-France & Production orale avec Voice Board Vocab : Semaine 10

    Week 11 Grammar MyUni notes : Les participes Oral : Entraînement à l’examen oral. Lab : Composition TEST in Lab. Le sujet proviendra des activités du cours d’oral, semaines 6-8. Vocab : Semaine 11

    Week 12 Grammar Notes MyUni : Le factitif Oral : Entraînement à l’examen oral. Lab : Les émissions de Radio-France & Production orale - Lab TEST 3. Vocab : Semaine 12
  • 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
    Semester 2
    1. Participation in oral class Formative Oral Class, Weeks 1 - 12 Weight: 10% LO : 1,3,4
    2. Language Lab tests (x3) Summative Worksheet submitted to teacher at the end of Language Laboratory sessions. Weight: 15% LO : 1,3,45,7
    3. Composition assignment Formative Assignment to be submitted before midday, Friday week 6 (250 words). Weight: 5% LO : 1,3,4,7
    4. Composition test Summative Test completed and submitted in the Lang Lab in week 11 Weight: 10% LO : 1,3,4,7
    5. Grammar tests (x2) Summative Tests to take place in Oral expression tutorial, weeks 5, 9 Weight: 20% LO : 1,3,4
    6. Oral examination Summative Week 13 Weight: 10% LO : 1,2,6
    7. Written examination Summative Examination period Weight: 30% LO : 1,3,4,6
    Assessment Detail
    Information available upon enrolment.
    Information available upon enrolment.
    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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