FRENCH 1

FRE1001

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an intensive language subject for students with no prior knowledge of French. It develops the four primary skills of language acquisition - speaking, listening, reading and writing - through a task-based approach to learning. Upon successful completion of the subject, students will be able to read and write simple texts in French, and to understand and participate in a variety of communicative situations. They will also have begun to take charge of their own learning, and to talk and act independently in French. Students will work towards attaining an A1 level in the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR).

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects FRE1BE1, FRE1BEA, FRE2BE1, FRE3BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The running of this subject as a winter intensive (weeks 27-29) is subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEntre nous 1/A1 Livre & Espace Virtuel Premium 12mth Sub. CodePrescribedNeige Pruvost et al, 2015EDITIONS MAISON DES LANGUES
ReadingsFrench-English dictionaryRecommendedanyany

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply acquired knowledge to new situations; use a bilingual dictionary correctly and apply gramatical rules in the interests of self-expression and meaningful interaction with others.

Activities:
Regular task-based activities and grammar exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

02. Collaborate with a partner or in a group to perform oral and written tasks.

Activities:
Regular task-based activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Speaking

03. Communicate and process information in areas of immediate needs using appropriate structures in French.

Activities:
Regular task-based activities including role-plays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

04. Express a simple opinion, likes and dislikes.

Activities:
Class discussions and debates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Speaking

05. Interact appropriately and at a basic level with French speakers in accordance with socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Regular interaction in target language with French-speaking tutors.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

06. Read short, simple texts and find specific information in everyday material such as advertisements, menus and timetables.

Activities:
Regular reading and listening comprehension activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

07. Demonstrate understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
All learning activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning

08. Perform a memorised role with correct pronunciation.

Activities:
Rehearsal of group presentations and weekly phonetic exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral and written group tasks (1,600-word equivalent).Students should contact the subject coordinator for details on the final oral and written group task.40 02, 04, 05, 07, 08
Written tests (2,400-word equivalent).Students should contact the subject coordinator for details on the final written test.60 01, 03, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Week 27-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 29
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 29 and delivered via blended.
"Please note that this intensive subject should be timetabled four days per week (Monday to Thursday) over three weeks (27-29) as follows: Lecture: 10.30-11.30am Tutorial 1: 11.30am-1pm Tutorial 2: 2-3.30pm"

Tutorial Week: 27 - 29
Eight 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 29 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral and written group tasks (1,600-word equivalent).Students should contact the subject coordinator for details on the final oral and written group task.40 02, 04, 05, 07, 08
Written tests (2,400-word equivalent).Students should contact the subject coordinator for details on the final written test.60 01, 03, 06, 07