FRENCH 6

FRE3006

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students undertake written and oral exercises and activities designed to consolidate and develop the linguistic and communicative skills gained in first semester, further enhancing both fluency and accuracy and enabling them to attain a B1 level in the Common European Framework. These will include discussions on topics of social, cultural and political significance. Aural comprehension activities will further develop listening accuracy, and will also involve authentic audio-visual materials including films, songs, news reports and other media. Written work will include grammar exercises involving more sophisticated structures, analysis of more complex authentic texts, and compositions demonstrating enhanced argumentative skills. By broadening the range of genres and styles studied, students should continue to improve their reading comprehension and to build on skills in critical analysis acquired in first semester.

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, FRE3BE5, FRE2FIC or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLes 500 Exercises de Grammaire B1PrescribedM.-P. Caquineau-Gündüz et alHACHETTE
ReadingsNouvelle Grammaire du FrançaisPrescribedY. Delatour et alHACHETTE
ReadingsVersion originale 3PrescribedM. Denyer et alEDITIONS MAISON DES LANGUES

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to formulate an opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to discuss critically short written texts and films.

Activities:
Presentations and/or group debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Ability to interact with Francophones with a degree of fluency in accordance with socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Presentations and/or group debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Ability to perform critical analysis and synthesis, and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Mid-length essays and/or examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Ability to understand texts that consist of high-frequency language; ability to understand contemporary literary prose.

Activities:
Short essay with annotated bibliography.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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

Activities:
Group presentations. In-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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

Activities:
Group presentations. In-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

07. Enter unprepared into conversations on familiar topics. Present a short talk relating to the plot of a book or film.

Activities:
Recorded participant interview. Oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

08. Write connected and/or argumentative texts on topics studied with clarity, cohesion, logic, structure and accuracy in a range of contexts and on a range of topics.

Activities:
Mid-length essays and/or examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

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.

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of Subject Final Tasks (1,400-word equivalent)40 03, 04, 08
Interview/ Project and analysis (800-word equivalent)20 03, 04, 07, 08
Oral examination (600-word equivalent)10 01, 02, 05, 06, 07
Three written tests (1,200-word equivalent)30 03, 08