This course is designed for students who have completed French: intermediate course 4 or have an equivalent competence in French language. Emphasis will be placed on developing their reading and listening skills with a focus on the advanced French grammar and acquisition of vocabulary. The course will also facilitate students’ understanding of contemporary French and Francophone cultures, through various materials such as newspaper articles, essays, short stories and television news.
This course aims to help students develop their French language skills as well as understand French and Francophone cultures.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Increase their knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary.
2. Improve their reading and listening skills in French language.
3. Understand and appreciate French and Francophone cultures.
France, French language, intercultural understanding, fostering international awareness, communication skills
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are expected to read each unit in the textbook before coming to each lesson. The instructor explains the essential points of the unit with a focus on grammar and vocabulary, followed by a discussion on the topic of the day.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the instructor.||To be announced during the class.|
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.
A la page -actualités françaises 2020, Asahi Press.
Course materials are provided in class.
Activities in class: 100%
Students must have successfully completed French: intermediate course 2, 4 or have an equivalent competence in French language.