FREN221-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

French Language Acquisition : Intermediate A

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

This is the third course in a sequence of French language acquisition courses offered by the programme. Students without the formal prerequisite, but with some previous knowledge of French, should consult the Programme Director to determine which course is the most appropriate.

This 15-point course is for students who have completed four/five years of French at school or have passed FREN122 (with a very good grade), and leads to FREN222. This is an intensive course, where French is increasingly used. Classes are organised to encourage you to learn French through using it. They are activity-based. You are encouraged to gain an active mastery of each new point by practising it.

This course can be credited towards a certificate in French language.

Expectations
Students in this language course are expected to attend two lectures, one Learn session, and one tutorial a week. They are expected to go over the material covered in lectures in their own time, to do aural and grammar exercises, and to practise writing and reading.  The Learn session is held in the Language Labs on Level 2 of the Logie building.

Note on attendance:  Languages are learned by doing, and the tutorial-style sessions in this course are designed to create an atmosphere in which students can try out their language skills on each other.  If you do not attend regularly and do not keep up with the work, you will therefore not only be hindering your own progress, but you will also be holding back the other students with whom you are working.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening).  At the end of this course you should have acquired:

1. An ability to comprehend more advanced conversations and express oneself in everyday conversational situations;
2. An ability to understand simple journalistic prose and to produce simple everyday memos, narrative and polemical prose;
3. An improved understanding of grammatical concepts and an overall grasp of the workings of the French language.

This course will also address key attributes of the UC Graduate Profile:
4. Have competence to use their knowledge of the French language in many situations;
5. Be enterprising in developing their language skills;
6. Understand the place of other international languages in the cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand;
7. Acknowledge the community role of French in a land of many tourists, students and immigrants;
8. Be aware of the global reach of the French language in and beyond the many nations of la Francophonie

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

FREN122, or
NCEA Level 3 French, or
placement test.

Restrictions

FREN123, FREN111

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
A8 Lecture Theatre (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 213 (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 - (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
Jack Erskine 235 (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 - (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
Ernest Rutherford 260 (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 - (23/4-28/5)
James Logie 214-Language Lab (20/2-19/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 - (23/4-28/5)
James Logie 214-Language Lab (20/2-19/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
03 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Eric Mouhica

Lecturer

Antonio Viselli

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Audio tests (2) 10% Worth 5% each
Assignments 24% Best 4 out of 5
Controle final (final tests) (2) 16%
Oral tests (2 worth 5% + 10%) 15%
Contribution/Mon Journal/Glossaire 10%
Online exercises 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Séverine Champeny; Imaginez; 4th Edition; Vista Higher Learning, 2020 (The (online) textbook + access to the Supersite for activities is purchased via the login below: [Higher Learning= https://vistahigherlearning.com/school/canterbury]).

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.

Additional material for homework and/or self-learning is available on the computers in the Language Lab, Room 339 Jack Erskine Building. You can work there on your own when they are not booked for regular classes.

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides: http://canterbury.libguides.com/fren

Course links

Library portal
LEARN The Course Outline is available for enrolled students on LEARN.

Notes

Students who wish to enrol at a level different from the one suggested by the programme should consult with the Head of programme.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All FREN221 Occurrences

  • FREN221-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020