LGE707 - French Language Skills 7

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Subject Title
French Language Skills 7

Subject Description
As an extension of LGE606, French Language Skills 7 will provide students further opportunities to improve oral communication through discussions on pre-determined topics and active participation in spontaneous conversations. Topics of discussion may include social and environmental concerns in the 21st Century and the effects of technological advances in transportation and the media. The course will reinforce previously learned content and introduce more complex structures. Awareness and understanding of French culture will be expanded through examination and discussion of various print media, television, and the cinema.

Credit Status
One credit. Not applicable as a general education credit.

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

1. think and respond in French when exposed to the language;

2. comprehend current French literature, including excerpts from novels, articles from French magazines and newspapers, etc.;

3. demonstrate a broadened cultural awareness and understanding of current French life;

4. communicate meaningfully in French to share experiences and express opinions and observations on various topics.


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.

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) LGE606 or permission of the instructor. 

Topic Outline
This course will provide students further opportunities for discussions of pre-determined topics and active participation in spontaneous conversations. The course will reinforce previously learned content and introduce more complex structures and vocabulary to improve communication in French. Cultural awareness will be expanded through examination and discussion of different media sources from French-speaking areas around the world.

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

  • think and respond in French when exposed to the language;
  • use French as a medium of learning in a variety of contexts;
  • communicate meaningfully in French to share experiences, express opinions, feelings, and observations;
  • understand and discuss various forms of current media;
  • demonstrate a broadened cultural awareness and understanding of French culture.

Mode of Instruction

Instructors will 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. Some discussions will require a written preparation or a report.
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

Reference Material
Collins-Robert French Dictionary. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Collier, 1988

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)
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 www.senecac.on.ca/ce/ad-academic_info.
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


Final Exam


Student Success:
Attending classes and 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.

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