This is an intermediate level subject which enables students to develop their knowledge of written and spoken French to attain a general functional proficiency. Student presentations are a feature of this level. At the end of the subject, students will have gained an understanding of the culture and traditions of France and the Francophone world. Proficiency in communication is the objective of this French course, following the approach used in the previous levels. This program 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. Oral presentations based on WWW and Library research, will give the students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency level and gain confidence. These presentations replace the ORAL Mid-semester and Final Exams. 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 1 - 4) BEFORE each class in order to participate. Blogs and iLearn tasks facilitate classroom discussion.
International Relations, Politics, and Arts
1. Student is able to improve proficiency in communication through the use of oral presentations. 2. Student demonstrates understanding of complex structures in French language through reading and written skills. 3. Student shows understanding of complex grammatical structures through classroom discussions on themes from relevant chapters. 4. Student shows ability to comprehend a wide variety of accents in spoken French through audio-visual exercises and aural exams. 5. Student acquires a sound understanding of 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
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.
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