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FR3009 : Pratique du français III

FR3009 : Pratique du français III

Course convenor : Dr Emily Salines

Assessment :

 3-hour written exam : 50%

 Oral exam : 50%

Students must pass both of these elements in order to pass the course as a whole.

There will be formative assessments throught 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.

The course content is based on the study of a variety of text types.

Written exercises include the exercise of commentaire de dossier and will therefore enable students to acquire a highly transferable skill. The course will also be based on the teaching of creative writing on a given subject, thus introducing students to a variety of styles in written French.

In oral classes, the material studied includes:

 Short passages of a demanding intellectual nature

 Extracts from French documentaries and / or feature films

 Recordings and podcasts (for example France Inter and France Culture cultural programmes)

Through the study of this material, a broad range of cultural questions and significant features of French culture and society are discussed and analysed.

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

Key bibliography

All primary material is on Moodle.

Grammar book

You need to buy :

Christian Abbadie, et al, L’Expression française écrite et orale, Grenoble, PUG, 2008. This will be used in your FR3009P classes.

You also need a good grammar text :

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).

For more exercises :

Maïa Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du français, Perfectionnement, Clé International, 2012.




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