Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours - 2 x 2-hour tutorials per week |
Total Time Commitment:
VCE French study score of up to 35 (up to 4 in IB French) or French 2 or achievement of French 2 standard in the French placement test or as determined by the French Program.
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Adequate knowledge of French
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Bertrand Bourgeois
This subject will build on the grammatical, lexical and cultural knowledge and the oral skills acquired in French 1 and 2. The course also stresses the productive aspect of language use in practical situations by means of regular small-group activities. In terms of cultural knowledge, students will increase their historical awareness of the background to the birth of Republic. The key character and moment around which the cultural content of the subject will be articulated is “Louis XIV and his absolute monarchy and its fall”. Using materials on these topics, the subject will build on the formal study of French by developing the competences needed for résumé. Students will be given the tools to become active storytellers through the study of narrative/historical tenses (présent, passé composé/imparfait, passé simple), third-person narrative, and the logical connectors needed for cohesive discourse. The subject will systematically relate the structures encountered in the scripts of the films and in written texts to a reference grammar, and will teach students how to use that grammar for their own investigation of the mechanisms of syntax and grammatical rules. Students will also learn how to use a French monolingual dictionary to discover the grammatical and semantic information they need for processing texts.
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
This subject has the following hurdle requirements:
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
• Echo (vol. 1), Méthode de français, with audio CD and workbook manual, CLE International
Further materials will be prepared by the French Program and will be made available for students in class and on the LMS site for the subject.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
|Links to further information:||http://languages-linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/|
This level 1 subject is for students commencing French at French 3 entry point only.
Graduate Diploma in Arts - French
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
French - Entry Point 3 |
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