French Language 4
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
FRNL12-111 French Language 3 is essential and must be taken prior to enrolling in this subject.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
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.
Learning Objectives1. Student is able to improve proficiency in communication through the use of oral presentations.
2. Student will be able to critically evaluate, reflect on, integrate and apply semantic and syntactic knowledge of the French language.
3. Student shows understanding of complex grammatical structures through classroom discussions on themes from relevant chapters.
4. Students will be able to communicate in French using the four basic skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing).
5. Student acquires a sound understanding of the culture of France and the Francophone nations through reading and class discussions.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.