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FR1009 : Pratique du français I

FR1009 : Pratique du français I

Terms 1 and 2

Course convenor : Dr Emily Salines

Assessment :

 3-hour written exam : 50%
Oral exam : 50%

In order to pass the core language unit, students must obtain an overall pass mark (average of the written and oral exam marks) and pass the final written examination.

There will be formative assessments throughout the year.

Students will be given regular homework enabling them to put into practice the theoretical content of seminars and lectures.

Overview :

There are three hours of seminars per week (written work, oral, practice) plus fortnightly grammar lectures. The three hours of seminars are divided in three sections : written work, oral, practice.

In written French, four themes are studied (French Institutions, The French Revolution, Laïcité and La francophonie) and through their study, linguistic exercises and techniques of analyse stylistique, résumé and argumentation are developed.

In spoken French, students discuss and do presentations on on a variety of audio-visual materials as well as texts. The topics studied vary from year to year and are linked to French current affairs, media, cultural issues in French and other Francophone countries. A film is studied in its entirety.

In the practice seminars, students develop listening comprehension skills, oral skills and work on grammar.

Key bibliography

The course is based on texts and other materials available on Moodle.

You must buy:

Margaret Jubb and Annie Rouxeville, French Grammar in Context, London, Hodder, (latest edition). This book will be used in FR1009 P.

Mike Thacker and Casimir d’Angelo, Essential French Grammar, Oxon, Routledge, 2013. This book will be used in all your language classes in Years 1 and 2.

Also recommended (you can consult these at the library):

Y. Delatour et al, Nouvelle Grammaire du Français, Paris, Hachette, 2004.

Roger Hawkins and Richard Towell, French Grammar and Usage, London, Hodder, 2010 (3d edition).

Roger Hawkins, Richard Towell, Marie-Noëlle Lamy, Practising French Grammar, London, Hodder, 2010 (2d edition).

Margaret Lang and Isabelle Perez, Modern French Grammar, A Practical Guide, Second Edition, Abingdon, Routledge, 2004.

Margaret Lang and Isabelle Perez, Modern French Grammar Workbook, Second Edition, Abingdon, Routledge, 2004. (useful for more grammar exercises, should you need more practice).

 

  
 
 
 
 

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