FRENCH 6

FRE3006

2021

Credit points: 15

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 obtain a B1 level 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesRegular exposure to and analysis of French television reports and written texts.Class discussions and debates.Written exercises incorporating new grammatical structures and vocabulary.Analysis of television news reports and a French film.Regular grammar and translation exercises.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesFRE3005

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsFRE1006 OR FRE2AD2 OR FRE3BE6 OR FRE1IN4 OR FRE3AD2 OR FRE1ADB OR FRE2IN4 OR FRE2006 OR FRE1BE6 OR FRE2INB OR FRE3IN4 OR FRE1AD2 OR FRE2BE6 OR FRE3BEB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Edito 3/B1 Livre + Cahier dactivités (pack)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMarion Dufour et al

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDidier

ISBN2770000099813

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand both spoken and written texts in French on a range of themes including environmentalism, recycling and sustainability.
02. Work as part of a team in class discussions and debates on a range of themes including sustainability.
03. Write clearly and cohesively in French on a range of themes including sustainability.
04. Script, direct and narrate or perform in a short film in French on a sustainability issue.
05. Translate complex sentences from English into French on the theme of sustainability.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO5

Final project (1,200-word equivalent).Students will be asked to produce in pairs or small groups an audio visual 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4