French for Beginners 1
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This paper introduces you to key elements of French language and culture. It assumes you have no previous experience of French.
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
have acquired the basics in all four key areas of language use—listening, reading, speaking and writing
Linked to the following assessments:
have reached level A1 of the Common European Framework for languages:
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
For a fuller description see www.coe.int/T/DG4/Portfolio/?L=E&M=/documents_intro/Self-assessment-grid.htmlLinked to the following assessments:
This paper is internally assessed.
Regular attendance at lectures and tutorials is strongly advised and will result in a better outcome.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Three Online Assignments (OA1, OA2, OA3)||
|2. Three Online Tests (OT1, OT2, OT3)||
|3. Three In-Class Tests (ICT1, ICT2, ICT3)||
|4. Final & Listening Tests||
|5. Oral Test||
|6. Tutorial Attendance and Participation||
Required and Recommended Readings*
We will work in class on a daily basis with Deux Mondes (7th edition) by Terrell et al. A good French-English dictionary (Collins-Robert or Oxford-Hachette for example) is also strongly recommended. The Library has many useful grammars and dictionaries as well as other works about French culture and history.
This paper has an online component which you will be able to access through the Connect book key sold with the Deux Mondes book. Additional information on how to access the Connect website will be posted on the Moodle page for this paper.
- Look at the latest issues of on-line magazines; even looking at advertisments and photo captions will help you with your French language and culture.
- Keep a diary and add more and more French as the semester progresses
- French Breakfast, first Saturday every month at 10 a.m. at the Cook, Cook St., Hamilton East.
- Have lunch in French with other students in the class.
- Watch French TV news on Internet (www.tf1.fr and www.france2.fr are good places to start).
- See any French films screened in Hamilton (French Film Festival and the International Film Festival) or on TV (especially Māori TV’s weekend foreign films).
- See French films on campus with the Alliance Française Free admission, English subtitles, titles and dates to be advised.
This is the university website for the paper. Assignments, feedback and links will be posted on the FRNCH131-19A site.
How to access CONNECT website for online assessment
You’ll need to have the Deux Mondes Book Key that is sold with the textbook package. See the document in Moodle called ‘How to register for the on-line component’. Most computers should have the software to play the audio files.
www.french.about.com has grammar, audio, chatrooms and lots of useful links for students of French.
A fulltime year is defined as 120 points, equivalent to 1200 hours of study. This paper is worth 15 points, or 150 hours of study, including lectures, tutorials, working on assignments, revising for tests and wider reading in French.
Linkages to Other Papers*
If you would like to continue in French, enrol in FRNCH132-19B French for Beginners 2 and next year in FRNCH231-20A French Language Intermediate 1 and FRNCH232-20B French Language Intermediate 2 as well as in various culture papers.
Restricted papers: FREN131