French III


Teaching Staff: Moraiti Eleni
Course Code: FLN932
Field: General Core
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Semester: 3rd
ECTS: 2
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
Short Description:

The French language and culture’s undergraduate courses IΙΙ is offered to the students of the Ionian University’s Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology and is focused on the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, French grammatical structures and related vocabulary/terminology. Our aim is to offer courses that meet the students’ needs and learning objectives. As a result, the aforementioned linguistic competence levels are indicative and can be modified according to the students’ needs.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Comprehension and production skills (written and oral language) in a wide range of topics of the everyday life and current affairs.

Topics: Current affairs, Family, Human Relations, Employment, Media, Sports, Education, Ecology etc.

Syllabus:

Week #1: Revision of grammar phenomena approached during last year’s courses and application on exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #2: Approaching grammar (passive voice - form and use) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #3: Approaching grammar (passive voice - form and use [continued]) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #4: Approaching grammar (passive voice - form and use [continued], infinitive [revision]) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #5: Approaching grammar (gerund, gerund and infinitive constructions) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #6: Approaching grammar (gerund, gerund and infinitive constructions [continued]) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students, familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #7: Approaching grammar (indirect speech) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students, familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #8: Approaching grammar (indirect speech [continued]) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students, familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #9: Approaching grammar (indirect speech [continued]) and applying it on related exercises. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Discussion on topics of interest. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of the theory, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #10: Provision of new graded reading material for pre-intermediate level (level 4), aiming to approach new vocabulary and grammar found in the given material and to help students comprehend written speech. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of text production, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #11: Continue dealing with the aforementioned reading material, aiming to approach new vocabulary and grammar found in the given material and to help students comprehend written speech. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of text production, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #12: Continue dealing with the aforementioned reading material, aiming to approach new vocabulary and grammar found in the given material and to help students comprehend written speech. Use of audiovisual material, in order to help students familiarize with French speech use (10-minute videos), accompanied by comprehension questions. Weekly assignment for a more practical application of text production, which shall be turned in within a deadline pre-determined by the instructor.

Week #13: Review of the course and discussion on the course content throughout the term. Suggestions for improvement, changes and what could be approached during the next term.

Suggested Bibliography:

Αdditional folder: grammar rules/ exercises and vocabulary exercises.

Teaching Methods:

The course duration is three hours and aims to introduce students to a more systematic use of the French language, in order to be prepared for approaching foreign literature related to their studies in the following years. The use of literary texts which corresponds to students level is also suggested, in order to enable their contact with the language’s cultural elements.

New Technologies:

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Evaluation Methods:
  • exercises in class, during the semester
  • project (optional)
  • academic essay (optional)

Students’ final assessment and grading is carried out through written exams. The students are expected to apply the course’s learning material on exercises of relevant content (text-grammar-vocabulary-text production).


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