FREN 2211 - French IISA: Language
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code FREN 2211 Course French IISA: Language Coordinating Unit French Studies Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Prerequisites FREN 1012 Incompatible FREN 1003 or FREN 2011 Course Description Language training in spoken and written French builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in first year. The course will include grammar exercises, written expression, oral expression, discourse analysis 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.
· The French Research Librarian in the Barr-Smith Library, Jennifer Osborn maintains a page of useful links for students of French. The url is http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/hum/french/
· The Lexilogos webpage contains conventional French-French and French-English dictionaries, as well as a dictionary of slang, synonyms and antonyms, figurative expressions, spelling, conjugations and varieties of French throughout the Francophone world. The url is http://www.lexilogos.com/francais_langue_dictionnaires.htm
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 for the grammar tests. 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 (LAB 01). Students listen to recorded dialogues and French radio podcasts, and view videos on general topics in order to improve their listening skills. They also record their oral responses to the topics presented in the lab.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.WORKLOAD
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 SummarySemester 1
Grammar MyUni Notes : Les temps du passé
Oral: « Accidents de surf » ; « surfprévention.com »
Lab : « Pourquoi pratique-t-on les sports extrêmes _ José Garcia »
Vocab : Les sports, surfprévention.com
Grammar MyUni Notes : Les pronoms relatifs
Oral: « Insolite » et le fait divers ; Sauvetage d’un marin solitaire
Lab : « Pourquoi pratique-t-on les sports extrêmes _ José Garcia » ; Production orale : « Pas de chance ».
Vocab : Le fait divers ; Sauvetage en mer
Grammar MyUni Notes : Le passif ; Les prépositions
Oral : « Mangez sain ! » ; « Donner une définition »
Lab : Vidéo : « Les vertus de la banane»
Vocab : L’alimentation ; expressions pour donner une définition.
Grammar MyUni Notes : Le subjonctif
Oral : « Vous habitez chez vos parents ? » « Frigide Barjot expulsée de son logement ».
Lab : Lab TEST 1.
Vocab : Le logement, Frigide Barjot expulsée
Grammar MyUni Notes : Révision semaine 5
Oral : Grammar TEST 1 in Oral class
Lab : Activité de découverte. Les consignes seront distribuées en cours.
Grammar MyUni Notes: L’adjectif ; Les connecteurs ;
Oral : « Donner son opinion » « Lyon résiste au travail dominical »
Lab : Activité de découverte.
Vocab : L’ouverture des magasins le dimanche
Composition Assign: Le sujet sera communiqué aux étudiants dans le cours de grammaire.
Grammar : Les mots interrogatifs ; note sur l’inversion Oral : « La biographie d’Albert Camus » ; La Mobilité des jeunes français en Europe » Lab : Activité de découverte Vocab : « La biographie » ; « La mobilité des jeunes français en Europe »
Grammar MyUni: Le discours indirect ; Note sur le futur et le conditionnel Oral : « Testez vos émotions » ; « La Phobie du lundi » Lab : Lab TEST 2. Vocab : La Santé et le moral
GRAM TEST Grammar MyUni: Révision semaine 9 Oral : Grammar TEST 2 in Oral Class. Lab : Compréhension « Candidature » ; Vidéo : « Mon métier, c’est ma vie : photographe ». Vocabulaire : Le travail, « Mon métier, c’est ma vie »
Week 10 Grammar MyUni Notes : Les connecteurs (suite) Oral : Présenter des statistiques ; « La dette des étudiants » Labo : « Entretien » ; Vidéo : « Les vrais chiffres de la situation de l’emploi » ; Production orale : présentez des statistiques Vocab : Présentez des chiffres.
Week 11 Grammar MyUni Notes : Les démonstratifs Oral : « Ce qui compte le plus » Lab : Composition TEST in lab. Le sujet proviendra des activités du cours d’oral, semaines 6-10. Vocab : L’équilibre vie professionnelle / vie privée
Grammar MyUni Notes : Les pronoms personnels
Oral : « Même famille, même métier » ; « Choisir un métier »
Lab : Présentez des chiffres - Lab TEST 3.
Vocab : « Même famille, même métier » et « Choisir un métier »
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