French Language and Culture I
Area of Study
French, French Culture, International Studies
Taught In English
study abroad students with faculty approval
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis subject is designed to provide students who have no prior knowledge of the French language with basic reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It also facilitates an understanding of and engagement with the sociocultural contexts in which the language is used. Students take an active part in learning activities to practise and consolidate their language skills with their peers.Subject objectivesA. Communicate effectively in oral and written form, in French, within the range of situations set out in the subject program. This roughly corresponds to the skill set for students at the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.B. Demonstrate critical cultural awareness of and intercultural competencies relating to Francophone peoples and societies.C. Effectively employ strategies and resources for independent learning as relevant to the subject program.D. Critically and creatively engage with the specific topics discussed in the subject program.Contribution to the development of graduate attributesThis subject engages with the following Bachelor of Arts International Studies Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:1. Professional Readiness1.1. Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts1.2. Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners3. International and Intercultural Engagement3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging with cultures overseas, particularly in this region5. Active Citizenship5.1. As informed and engaged international citizens graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices6. Effective Communication6.1. Graduates will possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and at least one other languageTeaching and learning strategiesIn line with the UTS Model of internationalised and practice-based learning, the following learning strategies are embedded in this subject:Flipped learning: Using class time for interactive practice and advancement of skills through work in pairs, small and large groups and/or presentations.Blended learning: Preparation for lessons with exercises and reading/listening/viewing activities; effective use of resources supplied to support learning. As this is an 8 credit point subject, the approximate time commitment expected from students is 12 hours per week, including class time.Inquiry-based learning: Students will customise their learning experience to promote their engagement with francophone peoples and societies.Immersive language classroom: Students are expected to use only French when communicating with each other or with their teacher in class.AssessmentAssessment task 1: JournalsObjective(s):A, B, C and DWeight: 20%Length:Variable. See guidelines for each task.Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsLexical and grammatical accuracy 30 A, C 6.1Variety, originality and demonstration of the full range of vocabulary and structures studied 20 A, D 1.2Organisation and coherence of ideas 15 A, C 6.1Engagement with and appropriate use of source texts as relevant to the task 15 B, C, D 3.1Appropriate use of cultural conventions relevant to the task 20 A, B 1.2SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 2: Oral skills assessmentObjective(s):A, B and DWeight: 40%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsVariety, originality and demonstration of the full range of vocabulary and structures 20 A, D 1.2Lexical and grammatical accuracy 20 A 6.1Appropriate use of cultural conventions and/or communication strategies relevant to the task 30 A, B 1.1Intelligibility of pronunciation (use of appropriate intonation/stress) 15 A 6.1Degree of fluency (rate and speed of utterance) 15 A 6.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 3: TestObjective(s):A, B and CWeight: 30%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsComprehension of spoken and written French 30 A 6.1Lexical and grammatical accuracy 40 A, B, C 6.1Variety, originality and demonstration of the full range of vocabulary and structures studied 15 A, B, C 1.2Organisation and coherence of ideas 15 A 6.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 4: Contribution to in-class learningObjective(s):A, B, C and DWeight: 10%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsConsistent participation, in French, in class and group discussions at a level that reflects thorough preparation for the classroom tasks 50 A, B, C 6.1Progression of the discussion or activity via comments, questions and/or answers 50 A, B, C, D 5.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesMinimum requirementsIn order to pass this subject, you must earn an overall total of 50 marks or more for the subject.Attendance at tutorials is important in this subject because the development of the linguistic skills and proficiency depends on active and frequent use of the target language. An attendance roll will be taken at each class. Where possible, students should advise the tutor in a timely manner if they are unable to attend. Students who are absent for an in-class speaking assessment will receive a mark of zero for that assessment item unless valid documentation (medical certificate etc) is provided
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.