FREN 3202 - French IIIB: Language
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
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 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) 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
Required ResourcesThere are no textbooks for this course.
Students must bring their own headsets with microphones to all 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 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 ModesThere 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)
6 hours preparation of grammar notes and oral expression exercises (x 12)
3 hours revision and assignment preparation each week (x 12)
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
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Assessment SummarySemester 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
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