LGE303 - French Language Skills 3

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:36:52.21
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Subject Title
French Language Skills 3

Subject Description
French Language Skills 3 continues the learning process by reinforcing previously learned French language acquisition and introducing more complex structures. Focus will be on both oral fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and cultural awareness) and the written language.  Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions around the world.

Credit Status
One credit in the French Language Skills Certificate. Not applicable as a general education credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. use the French language as a medium for learning in a variety of contexts;
2. think and respond in French when exposed to the language;
3. initiate and maintain a conversation in French for a variety of purposes;
4. communicate meaningfully in French to share experiences, express opinions, feelings, and observations;
5. use French in a practical context individually and in a group setting;
6. demonstrate a cultural understanding of the various French-speaking regions in the world.

 

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
LGE202 or permission of the instructor

Topic Outline
SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES

The skills listed below represent the result of an integrated and balanced language course. As the student progresses, the French language skills will be developed gradually and naturally through communicative interactions, each at various levels of competence.

Listening Skills

Students will be able to:

  • recognize sound patterns (e.g. phonemes, intonation, stress, and/or tone);
  • listen critically and interpret spoken language in order to communicate with peers and the teacher on familiar topics;
  • comprehend spoken French instruction;
  • demonstrate an ability to listen to media for the purpose of extending comprehension and vocabulary acquisition;
  • identify the subtle differences in pronunciation and vocabulary between different French-speaking areas.
Speaking Skills 
Students will be able to: 
  • speak clearly and use appropriate gestures;
  • use clear and accurate pronunciation and intonation;
  • respond appropriately to questions on familiar topics;
  • communicate ideas, thoughts, and feelings on familiar topics using level-appropriate vocabulary;
  • demonstrate confidence and willingness to take risks when communicating in French;
  • use French to work collaboratively with peers and the instructor.
Reading/Writing Skills
Students will be able to:
  • grasp the main ideas and key information in a wide range of resources (books, letters,menus, etc...);
  • deduce, infer, and predict meaning using textual and visual clues in resources;
  • read in French with greater confidence;
  • express themselves in written formats.
Cultural Understanding
Students will be able to:
  • express themselves and behave in a manner that reflects respect for French-speaking cultures within our pluralistic society;
  • identify cultural similarities and differences in customs, foods, education, family life, and values;
  • recognize and explain the contributions of francophones to Canada and the world

 

Mode of Instruction

Instructors develop the listening and speaking skills of their students by using a wide range of teaching strategies (teacher-centred, student-centred, paired, and grouped activities) to meet the different learning styles of their students.
 
Students will be expected to prepare on a weekly basis for the upcoming class by reading and studying assigned text material.  In addition to the weekly classes, students should spend a minimum of three hours per week on independent study to further cement their learning. 
 
 
 

Prescribed Texts
En bons termes, Tenth Edition with MyFrenchLab, 10/E Michel A. Parmentier,Diane Potvin. ISBN-13: 9780134586717

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
To be successful in this subject, you must complete all course work as specified, and achieve an overall grade of 50% or more. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see the Academic Policy at http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy
 
Term Work:
The term work will constitute 85% of the final grade.  The instructor’s class schedule will indicate the nature of the weekly activities and assignments, their due dates, and their value.
All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the examination. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late assignments will be penalized accordingly.  Students must contact faculty in advance of due date to discuss extensions.

Make-up opportunities for assignments must also be made in advance of the scheduled due date. If an assignment is missed due to class absence, any official documentation that might be grounds for arranging a make-up opportunity must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class. Make-up opportunities do not apply to all graded assignments.

Final Examination:
The final in-class examination will constitute 15% of the final grade.


Grading Scheme:


Culture / Oral / Aural / Written

 85%

Final Exam

 15%
 

Student Success:

Attending classes, fully participating in course activities, ensuring you are prepared for class by completing assigned readings and activities, completing and handing in all required course work prior to the final exam will increase your chances of success in the course.


Appeals

Students must keep all assignments (including drafts and outlines) and exercises until they receive their final grade. Students may appeal any final grade in a subject or any decision by the College, following the recommendation of a Promotion Committee, with respect to the student's academic standing, continuation or status in a program, School, Faculty or the College.  It is the policy of the College that a student who invokes this appeal process will be given a fair hearing.  For further information on appeals, please see Section 12 of the Academic Policy Handbook.

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood