FRENCH 8

FRE4008

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students undertake written and oral exercises to consolidate and develop the linguistic and communicative skills gained in first semester, further enhancing fluency and accuracy and enabling them to attain B2 level in the Common European Framework. These include discussions on topics of social, cultural and political significance. Aural comprehension activities develop listening accuracy, and also involve authentic audio-visual materials include discussions on topics of social, cultural and political significance. Written work includes grammar exercises involving more sophisticated structures, analysis of complex authentic texts, and compositions demonstrating enhanced argumentative skills. By broadening the range of genres and styles studied, students improve reading comprehension and build on skills in critical analysis acquired in first semester.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FRE4007 or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGrammaire progressive du fran├žais - Niveau perfectionnementPrescribedM. Gregoire 2012CLE INTERNATIONAL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to apply acquired knowledge to a broad range of situations; ability to extrapolate information from different media sources and use it to formulate an argument.

Activities:
Written journal entries, literature review, written tests and examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Ability to formulate an opinion on a wide range of topics, including abstract ideas, and to discuss critically longer written texts of a variety of genres and films.

Activities:
Oral presentation and/or lead class discussion
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

03. Ability to interact with francophones with fluency and spontaneity in accordance with socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Oral examination and in-class debate, including being 'discussion leader' once during semester.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Ability to understand and process complex quantitative data on the topic of immigration and immigration policy in France

Activities:
Literature review, written tests and/or examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Ability to work with a partner or as part of a team in class discussions and debates.

Activities:
leading discussion in pairs once during semester, oral examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

06. Engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Oral presentation and/or in-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

07. Interact with a degree of fluency with native speakers. Present a talk on researched topic.

Activities:
Oral exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

08. Write argumentative texts on studied topics, developing a line of argument / finding a niche for your argument

Activities:
Written diary, literature review, written tests and/or examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication 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-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay with literature review(1,200-word equivalent)feedback returned within 2 weeks30 01, 04, 06, 08
Journals entries fortnightly (1,200-word equivalent)Feedback provided via assessment rubric online (video using TAPES app) or written notes. Usually within less than a week.30 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08
Lead class discussion in pair (800-word equivalent)rubric designed by students in wk 1 for the "meneurs de discussion". Once during semester. Sign up in wk 1. Starts in wk 3. Pairs invited to office hour the week before to prepare for this.15 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
Written test (1,000-word equivalent)Students should contact the subject coordinator for feedback on the final written test.25 01, 04, 06, 08