LGE808 - French Language Skills 8

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Subject Title
French Language Skills 8

Subject Description
Participants in LGE 808 will determine topics of interest on Francophone culture and improve self-expression through active participation in discussions, spontaneous conversations, and reflection of new concepts learned.  Small group discussions will be facilitated by the instructor. Possible topics to be explored may include: higher education systems, Francophones across the globe, travel and tourism. Students' understanding of French culture will be enhanced though examination of newspapers and other print media, television, and 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 and discuss various forms of current French literature and media (excerpts from novels, articles from French books, magazines and newspapers);
3. demonstrate a broadened cultural awareness and understanding of current French life;

3. communicate meaningfully in French to share experiences and express opinions or observations on different issues;


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.

LGE707 or permission of the instructor.

Topic Outline

Aural, reading, writing, and cultural activities in LGE808 will aim to generate in- class oral communication. Students will lead and actively participate in group discussions on various topics, using the grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions learned. Advanced grammar structures necessary for successful  communication  will be reviewed accordingly. French culture around the world will be explored through various forms of current literature and media.


Mode of Instruction

Instructors develop the reading, 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. Spontaneous conversations and small group discussions and debates will improve fluency and pronunciation. 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 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


Final Exam


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.

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood