FRNCH331-21A (HAM)

Advanced French 1

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts
French

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: alexandra.cullen@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper is a core third-year French language acquisition course. It builds on previously-acquired intermediate French language skills and introduces different registers of French (familiar, formal, etc). The paper emphasises written more than spoken French; you improve your spoken French from the moment you arrive in a francophone country, but getting your written French to a professional standard needs more study.

Your knowledge of spoken French

At the start of this course it is assumed that you can converse reasonably fluently in French on everyday subjects (although you might be a bit rusty after the summer break!). Your aim is to extend the range of your fluency—to make a sophisticated verbal presentation, to use a wider vocabulary, to talk about complex issues.

Your knowledge of written French

At the start of this course it is assumed that you know at least the basics: verb conjugations, adjective agreements, noun genders, structuring sentences and how to present an argument in long paragraphs or an essay.

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Paper Structure

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Three hours of lectures per week. Regular attendance is essential for good progress in the language.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Communicate in spoken and written French to upper level B2 or lower C1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.
    - See the English version of the Framework on the language site of the Council of Europe.
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  • Be able to recognise different registers of French
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  • Know the key features of how spoken French differs from written French
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  • Be able to seek and apply for jobs in French
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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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.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Three tests
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Best 3 of 4 assignments
30
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Exposé (presentation)
10
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Conversation test
5
5. Final test
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Textbook: Muyskens et al. (2015), Bravo ! (Cengage, 8th edition).

You should own or have access to:

The Library has many dictionaries and grammars. Avoid Internet translation software—it's too unreliable for complex structures.

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Recommended Readings

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Further reading

  • Read recent French magazines at PressReader through the University Library.
  • Borrow the Library’s copies of French BD like Astérix and Tintin.
  • Read short stories (by Daudet, Maupassant, Aymé, Gavalda and others), plays, poems and novels.
  • Try novels by modern writers like Nothomb or Gavalda.
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Other Resources

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Further writing

  • Keep a diary in French.
  • Use social media to connect with native French speakers studying English.
  • Use social media to connect with other learners of French here and overseas.

Further speaking

  • Have lunch in French with other students in the class.

Further viewing

  • Follow Youtubeurs and Youtubeuses - see suggestions this article and in the comments below it.
  • Watch news online on channels like France3 and RTS (Suisse)
  • See French films screened in Hamilton or on TV (especially Māori TV’s weekend foreign films).
  • Borrow French films from the University Library.
  • Look out for French-language shows on Netflix and other streaming services.
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Online Support

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Assignments, feedback, exercises, links and notices will be posted on the Moodle site for this paper at http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz.

Le Web

www.lepointdufle.net has grammar, audio, chatrooms and lots of useful links for students of French.

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Workload

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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.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Try other French and INTLC papers in culture, translation and linguistics.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: FRNCH232 or FREN232

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FREN331

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