FRENCH 1

FRE1001

2017

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 in second semester is subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEntre nous 1PrescribedNeige Pruvost et alEDITIONS MAISON DES LANGUES
ReadingsFrench-English dictionaryRecommendedanyany

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Regular written language tasks, written tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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

Activities:
Group tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Ability to communicate and process information in areas of immediate needs using appropriate structures in French

Activities:
Regular writen language tasks, written tests including short paragraphs.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

04. Ability to express a simple opinion and to express likes and dislikes.

Activities:
Group tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Group tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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

Activities:
Listening and reading comprehension exercises, written tests, listening comprehension test.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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

Activities:
All assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

08. Ability to peform a memorised role with correct pronunciation.

Activities:
Group tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, 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*
Group tasks (1,600-word equivalent)40 02, 04, 05, 07, 08
Written tests (2,000-word equivalent)50 01, 03, 06, 07
Listening comprehension test (400-word equivalent)10 06, 07

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

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.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group tasks (1,600-word equivalent)40 02, 04, 05, 07, 08
Written tests (2,000-word equivalent)50 01, 03, 06, 07
Listening comprehension test (400-word equivalent)10 06, 07