FRENCH 6

FRE3006

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

In FRE3006 students undertake written and oral exercises designed to consolidate and build on linguistic skills developed in French 5, enhancing both fluency and accuracy while enabling them to work towards attaining a B1level in the Common European Framework. The subject introduces a variety of new grammar structures and includes extensive listening comprehension activities based on authentic audio-visual materials as well as a sustained cultural component. The cultural component addresses environmentalism in France and the French-speaking world, exploring both its historical context and contemporary manifestations. It focuses in particular on the theme of recycling. Students are introduced to the vocabulary of environmentalism and recycling, and encouraged to reflect on and express in French the different ways in which they can help to protect or improve the environment in their everyday life. As such,this subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails a deep appreciation of how the choices we make affect the natural, economic,social, political and cultural systems both now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FRE3005 or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects FRE1006, FRE2006, FRE1AD2, FRE2AD2, FRE3AD2, FRE1BE6, FRE2BE6, FRE3BE6, FRE1ADB, FRE2INB, FRE3BEB FRE1IN4, FRE2IN4, FRE3IN4

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificEntre nous 3/B1 Livre & Espace Virtuel Premium 12mth Sub. CodePrescribedAudrey Avanzi et al, 2016EDITIONS MAISON DES LANGUES
Discipline SpecificGrammaire progressive du français (niveau intermédiaire), 3e éditionPrescribedMaïa Grégoire et Odile Thiévenaz, 2013CLE International

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand both spoken and written texts in French on a range of themes including environmentalism, recycling and sustainability.

Activities:
Regular exposure to and analysis of French television reports and written texts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Work as part of a team in class discussions and debates on a range of themes including sustainability.

Activities:
Class discussions and debates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Write clearly and cohesively in French on a range of themes including sustainability.

Activities:
Written exercises incorporating new grammatical structures and vocabulary.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Script, direct and narrate or perform in a short film in French on a sustainability issue.

Activities:
Analysis of television news reports and a French film.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Translate complex sentences from English into French on the theme of sustainability.

Activities:
Regular grammar and translation exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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

Activities:
All learning activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written and oral group tasks (1,600-word equivalent).The group tasks are designed to assess the units covered in the main textbook. These cover a range of themes, but will feed into the Sustainability Thinking Essential addressed in other assessments. 40 01, 02, 06
Written tests (1,200-word equivalent).The written tests will primarily assess the grammar studied during semester, but will also include a short translation exercise based on both the grammar and the vocabulary of sustainability introduced in the cultural component. Students should contact the subject coordinator for feedback on the final written test.30 03, 05, 06
Final project (1,200-word equivalent).Students will be asked to produce in pairs or small groups an audiovisual project on a sustainability issue. The project will incorporate students' understanding of the complex interactions between economic, social and environmental factors, and how our decisions affect the future. Students should contact the subject coordinator for feedback on the final project.30 04, 06