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.
International Relations, Politics, and Arts
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.
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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