The purpose of this course is to master the communication skills needed when traveling in France or for short stays in French speaking countries. While learning how to resolve common situations like making a reservation, asking for something to be done, expressing the willingness to do something, thanking someone, giving one's opinion, exchanging personal information, etc, students will progressively be introduced to useful vocabulary and grammar patterns and at the same time, to the reasons behind the French way of thinking and communicating. Thus, it can be considered as a sociocultural introduction to France through communication.
For students willing to study in a French-speaking country for an extended period, this conversation course constitutes a preparation to the DELF A1 level diploma.
Language used : Japanese and French (50%)
By the end of this course, students will confidently
・manage short converstions in daily life situations
・understand written instructions
・ask for useful information
・state their opinions and preferences
・understand why French people interact in a certain way
Confidence in communication, interaction, awareness of cultural differences towards a better understanding, discoveries, studying abroad
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each lesson introduces a new situation which will first be explained, then practiced through exercises. Students work in groups of two or more, using the conversation patterns of the textbook to master these new skills, then create new configurations of speech using skills gained from previous lessons. Prononciation will be thoroughly corrected to give students confidence that they will be understood and differences with Japanese and English ways of expression will be reviewed and explained to prevent misunderstandings.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Contents will be decided in accord with the students.||Students will practice hearing by writing down the audio provided with the textbook without first looking at the textbook, then correct what they wrote by looking at the textbook. This will be repeated at least thrice a week, assuring an effortless memorization of new vocabulary and grammar patterns.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Texto 1, Hachette
Internet will be used in class and students will be asked to do Internet searches.
There will be no exams. Attendance 30%, work in class 70%.