FRENCH 8

FRE4008

2015

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 French 7 or equivalent

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects FRE2008, FRE1AD4, FRE2AD4, FRE3AD4, FRE1IN6, FRE2IN6, FRE3IN6, FRE2ADB, FRE3INB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLes 500 Exercises de Grammaire B2PrescribedM.-P Caquineau-GÃÂRndÃÂRz et alHACHETTE
ReadingsNouvelle Grammaire du FrançaisPrescribedY. Delatour et alHACHETTE
ReadingsSubject Reading Guide (Posted on LMS)PrescribedN/AN/A

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 diary, literature review, written tests and/or examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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 in-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Oral presentation and/or in-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

04. Ability to understand longer, more complex, factual and literary texts and to appreciate distinctions of style.

Activities:
Literature review, written tests and/or examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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

Activities:
Oral presentation and/or in-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Oral presentation and/or in-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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

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

08. Write argumentative texts on studied topics, developing a line of argument.

Activities:
Written diary, literature review, written tests 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-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Class requirements

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

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 04, 08
Journals (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 08
Oral examination (800-word equivalent)20 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
Two written tests (1,200-word equivalent)30 01, 08, 04