Course Title: French 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: French 6

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1251

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

LANG1252

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Chantal Crozet

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5211

Course Coordinator Email: chantal.crozet@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LANG 1251/1252 French 6 is open to students who have successfully completed LANG 1249/1250 French 5 or who have completed Year 12 French. Students who have had approximately 210 hours of French tuition in another institution and have reached an upper intermediate to advanced level (B1/B2 on the CEFR*) may be allowed to enrol in the course but only after a placement test. (Please contact the course coordinator to organise this.) Please note that enrolments may be refused on the basis of previous French study or abilities, and enrolment in a different course may be recommended. A student’s enrolment in a course for which s/he holds incompatible qualifications may be cancelled at any time. This cancellation may involve forfeiture of credit, and students may remain liable for course fees.


* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c

 


Course Description

French 6 is the sixth of eight consecutive course in French offered at RMIT University and will be delivered n French.

In this course you will study different aspects and social varieties of the French language and the related culture through a range of songs, films and documentaries. You will examine the differences between spoken and written French, and be introduced to some linguistic features of contemporary spoken French thereby improving both your spoken French and your listening skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate fluently in both oral and written French in a wide range of contexts
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of registers in the French language appropriately in different contexts
  • Analyse and debate some topical social issues in contemporary French speaking cultures in French
  • Analyse a range of authentic spoken, written and multimedia materials in French, including film and multimedia
  • Apply a wide range of language learning strategies you have acquired, and demonstrate independent learning
  • Critically examine areas of cultural values and norms in French speaking countries and contrast them with the Australian context

If undertaking this course as a postgraduate student you will be required to demonstrate higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between culture and language, and cross-cultural communication.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively in French in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate modes of communication including electronic, written, graphic, oral and aural forms
  • Reflect on the role of culture in communication, and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions
  • Access and critically examine a range of resources (including text and electronic) to further your learning in French
  • Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication



Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of structured in class exercises provide opportunities to develop your skills, with emphasis placed on communicative skill building, guided and natural conversations, and hypothetical situations.

Multimedia teaching and learning resources, and readings relating to sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication issues will be introduced and discussed.

Various role-plays, exercises and games are employed to expose potential difficulties which may arise in cross-cultural communication.

You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities and to use only French. Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended language dictionary. Multimedia teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used, and made available through MyRMIT Studies.


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).

You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks.

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded assessment task.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment