6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit involves students in teaching and learning activities, developing language skills and cultural competence. Students participate in learning activities involving a variety of theme-based activities, developing more sophisticated speaking, writing and reading and aural comprehension skills; acquiring explicit grammar competence and awareness of discourse, register and gaining insight into the socio-cultural specificity of contemporary France. In the Specialized Culture Component students will explore an aspect of French culture and society and develop expertise appropriate to their year level in the theory, practices and discourses that continue to shape French culture.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- speak, listen, read and write in French to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations and on a wide range of themes;
- use written language skills in a range of formal and/or informal text types;
- locate, paraphrase, explain and evaluate information in short texts in French;
- recognise and use prescribed grammatical items;
- critique aspects of the evolution of contemporary French history, culture and identity;
- interpret self-selected sources to synthesise knowledge into an appropriate format.
Within semester assessment: 80% + Exam: 20%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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