OFFICIAL PROGRAM
2016 / 17

SUBJECT

French 3

ECTS CREDITS
SUBJECT CODEIIDIOM6F
LANGUAGE IN WHICH IT IS GIVENFrench  
STUDIES
CODE
DEGREE
TYPE
YEAR
SEMESTER
GRIN
Grau en Relacions Internacionals
Compuls.
Third
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WRIN
Grau en Relacions Internacionals
Compuls.
Third
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PREREQUISITES

Having taken the course French level 2 or equivalent

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

Students in this course have acquired the necessary skills to communicate in basic situations of daily and professional life. They could, for example, live in a French-speaking country. Level test required before entering the course.

SUBJECTS TO BE TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY

none

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION

The professors of the course: Marie-Hélène Nuc, Émilie Massias, Séverine Malandrin.  

The French course is made up of 4 modules of 39 hours respectively: French 1, French 2, French 3 and French 4. It consists of pragmatic, functional teaching/learning focused on carrying out tasks related to communicative situations that students will face throughout their professional career.
Each module presents professional life situations to develop the four competences (oral and written comprehension and production) according to a progression that corresponds to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe. The text book Objectif Diplomatie - Le Français des relations européennes et internationales is the basis of the course and principal tool for learning the language. The comprehension work is carried out through authentic written, audio and audio-visual documents. Oral or written production work consists of recreating real communicative situations through simulations or role-playing games.

Module 3 of this course includes a dossier analyzing daily communicative situations in a professional context. The textbook employed is Objectif Diplomatie 1 -  Le français des relations internationales et européennes, A1 / A2, (Hachette, 2006).

COMPETENCES

The competences attained in module French 3 will be evaluated following the evaluation criteria given below. 

 1.   Regarding communicative skills in French:

     1.1 To be able to communicate orally in simple and ordinary communicative situations (invitations, going out, travelling) in daily and professional life.

 2.    Regarding oral and written comprehension:

   2.1 To be able to globally understand texts, written or audio-visual, short and standard, related to daily and professional life.

  3.    Regarding written production:

   3.1 To be able to write simple and standard texts (emails, forums, blogs) or complete standard forms in a daily and professional life context.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Student will be able to communicate in writing and orally in a second foreign language (French) at an intermediate level. (Result of level 3: level A2-B1.1 of the Common European Framework.)

CONTENTS

Communication

Life stories (biography of a political or historical figure)

Expressing opinions (in the indicative)

Introducing an institution: association, political party, etc.

Grammar

Revision of present tense verbs

Perfect tense: -IR verbs (finir) and irregular past participles

Imperfect / Pluperfect

Hypothesis:

Si + present + present

Si + present + imperative

Si + present + future

Si + imperfect + conditional

 

Simple relative pronouns: qui, que, où, dont

 

Time conjunctions: depuis, il y a, jusqu’à, dès, à partir de, de...à, du...au…

Causal conjunctions: parce que, car, puisque, comme, vu que, étant donné que

Consecutive conjunctions: du coup, par conséquent, alors, donc

Intention: pour, afin de, de manière à...

 

Indirect speech: (introductory present verb)

Dire de / que, Demander si / de / comment etc.

Vocabulary

Travel (tourism, flying, etc.)

Social networks

Politics

Education

Communication


Pronunciation


Silent consonants at the end of the word

Differences between the past and present tense

-je / j’ai  

-Ils ont / ils sont

Differences between the past and imperfect tense

[s] / [z]

Intercultural

Education: university, higher education

French political parties

Salaries in France, types of contract, temporary employment

 

METHODOLOGY

Students work on a text (audio, video or written document) representing communicative situations about daily or professional life. They practice French sounds, grammatical structures, different ways of speaking or the lexicon employed in this document. The issues addressed are applied in practice by recreating a brief scenario and completing a task.

 This methodology involves the following types of activities:

 a. Classroom instruction.

b. Individual exercises in class

c. Individual exercises outside of class

d. Reading of texts

e. Listening to audio documents, viewing of videos

f. Group activities in class

g. Group activities outside of class

h. Role-playing games, simulations

i. Participating in class activities

j. Preparing the final exam

k. Final exam

EVALUATION

A. Written exam

B. Oral exam

C. Evaluation of homework

D. Evaluation of oral intervention (presentations, debates, ...)

E. Evaluation of participation in class activities


Final exam 50%:           

Oral comprehension: 20%

Written comprehension: 10 %

Oral expression (and pronunciation): 20%

Linguistic structures: 30%

Written expression: 20%

 

Continuous evaluation 50%:                 

Role-playing games, simulations

Written exercises, including homework and mid-term tests

Pronunciation

Participation  


Participation in 85% of regular class sessions is a prerequisite for taking the final exam. Students must have taken the five tests of the final exam in order to pass to the higher level.

Those students who have not attended 85% of the class sessions and/or have not taken the five tests of the final exam will have to repeat the level.

In order to pass level 3, the student must have passed a minimum of 3 of the 5 partial exams. 

At the end of the 2nd semester, students who have taken the exam but have failed the course may take the resit exam in June. The final grade for students taking this exam will take into account the grade obtained for continuous evaluation (50%) and the grade on the resit exam (50%).

Students who are not able to take the exam at the end of the 2nd semester cannot take the resit exam and must register the following semester for the same level.

CRITERIA OF EVALUATION OF RESULTS

At the end of français 3:

 Objective 1: Regarding the communication skills in French (B, C, D, E):

 • The student is able to participate in a conversation on topics concerning his or her family or professional environment in clearly articulated, standard language.

• The student is able to give advice, to give and defend his opinion, describing skills, talk about their training, topical talk, tell, present an organization if somewhat schematically and not fluently.

• The student has sufficient vocabulary to conduct exchanges about everyday situations and family issues. He or she can use simple structures with correction though sometimes with confusion, of tenses for example. Pronunciation have a clear enough to be understood.

 Objective 2: Regarding the oral and written comprehension (A, B, C, E):

• The student is able to understand well enough to meet their specific needs.

• The student is able to understand factual information directly related to issues of everyday life or work-related, provided that the articulation is clear and with a standard accent.

• The student is able to read texts based on facts on issues related to their field and interest with a satisfactory level of understanding.

 Objective 3: Regarding the written production (A, C):

• The student is able to write a brief and basic description of an event, past activities and personal experiences

BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY

Riehl, L., Soignet, M., Amiot, MH, Objectif Diplomatie 1, Le Français des relations européennes et internationales, A1/A2, (avec CD encarté), Hachette-Livre, 2006.

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND MATTER COMPLEMENTARY

-     Gregoire, M., Thievenaz, O., Grammaire progressive du français 600 exercices – Niveau intermédiaire, CLE International, 2003

-     Rey-Debove, j (dir.), Dictionnaire du français langue étrangère, CLE International, 1999

-     Learning French with TV5Monde http://www.tv5.org/TV5Site/enseigner-apprendre-francais/accueil_apprendre.php

-     RFI Langue française http://www.rfi.fr/lfes/statiques/accueil.asp

-     Web productions from artetv http://www.arte.tv/sites/webdocs/?lang=fr

-     Reports and testimonies from arteradio http://www.arteradio.com/

-     French exercises on the Internet
http://www.lepointdufle.net/ressources_fle/exercices_de_francais.htm#.Ubs54diISVY

CREATE BY:   
Catherine Ann Otey  • Emilie Cecile Massias  • Séverine Malandrin
DATE OF THE LAST REVIEW19/12/2016