This is an advanced level subject in which students participate in group discussions on a variety of current issues as well as topics of cultural relevance to their ethnic backgrounds. French Language 4 is designed for students who have completed French 3 or equivalent as prerequisite. Proficiency in communication is the objective of this French course, following the approach used in the previous levels. This programme aims at enhancing the students debating and reasoning skills as well as sharpening their auditory skills. Activities and instruction at this level are conducted extensively in French. Language is viewed as an instrument of communication. The syllabus is content-based, meaningful, contextual and discourse based following the principles of the communicative approach to language teaching. Oral presentations, based on WWW research will give the students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency level and gain confidence. These presentations REPLACE Oral Exams. Students wishing to complete a Major Degree in French language will complete their studies in an Exchange Programme in full immersion in France, for one semester, covering levels 5 & 6. Internship possibilities are also available for suitable candidates at AUSTRADE in Paris and in Noumea, New Caledonia. A system of blended learning has been prepared for this class. Except during mid-semester exam week and Student Presentations, the second hour of the second seminar will be reserved for Independent learning. Students must familiarise themselves with the material from Version Originale 3, (Chapters 5 & 8) BEFORE each class in order to participate. Blogs and iLearn tasks facilitate classroom discussion.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society and Design|
|Subject title:||French Language 4|
Delivery & attendance
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Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
Assurance of learning
Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.
At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Student is able to improve proficiency in communication through the use of oral presentations.
- Student will be able to critically evaluate, reflect on, integrate and apply semantic and syntactic knowledge of the French language.
- Student shows understanding of complex grammatical structures through classroom discussions on themes from relevant chapters.
- Students will be able to communicate in French using the four basic skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing).
- Student acquires a sound understanding of the culture of France and the Francophone nations through reading and class discussions.
|Class Participation||Continuous assessment (ilearn assignments/ blogs/ participation)||15%||Ongoing||2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Essay||300 - 400 word essays x 3||15%||Week 4||2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Oral Pitch||Student Presentations x 2||20%||Week 5||1, 3, 4, 5.|
|Competency Test||Mid-Semester Aural Assessment||10%||Week 7||2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Competency Test||Mid-Semester Written Assessment||10%||Week 7||2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Competency Test||Final Written Assessment||15%||Week 12||2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Competency Test||Final Aural Assessment||15%||Week 12||2, 3, 4, 5.|
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
Policy on plagiarism
University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
Accessibility and Inclusion Support
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.