This subject is designed for students who have completed an introductory French course or equivalent high school qualifications. The aim of this course is for the student to acquire a wider command of the French language for purposes of practical communication in French speaking countries. French 2 material focuses on the past tenses, expanding the scope for discussions and conversations in class activities. A proficiency test will be given in the first seminar so that students can be placed in the appropriate level. A mini-immersion style will be used in class, with French language used increasingly to give maximum exposure to the language and to familiarise students with the sounds and nuances of the language. This is crucial for improving listening and speaking skills. Language and culture are inextricably linked and this is reflected in each lesson. A communicative approach supports functional proficiency in the four language skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Students will also learn to develop listening skills needed to understand French speakers. A system of blended learning has been prepared for this class. In addition to the seminars, students must devote sufficient time to individual study online on aural and Grammatical exercises provided through iLearn links.
- Describe one's living environment: housing, suburb and cities.
- Recount orally and in writing events that happened in the past.
- Order food in a restaurant and shop for groceries.
- Express oneself using more advanced sentence structures.
- Comprehend a wide variety of accents in spoken French through audio-visual exercises and aural exams.
- Understand the culture of France and Francophone nations through reading and class discussions.
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.