French - Advanced 2
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Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: N/A
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2016
Prerequisites: (LANG70031)
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: Students with French language skills should call for a free placement telephone placement test.

Program(s): Proficiency in Convers. French
Program Coordinator(s): Rejeanne Mottard
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students continue to improve the oral and written skills developed in French Advanced 1. They will practise oral and written exercises in verb tenses, past conditional & future perfect, indefinite adjectives, pronouns & possessive pronouns.

Program Context

Proficiency in Convers. French Program Coordinator: Rejeanne Mottard
This course follows French Advanced 1 and is the last compulsory course of the Proficiency in Conversational French Program. It is an advanced course for students who can speak with spontaneity on most subjects, using complex sentence structures.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 Critical Performance
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the 
ability to: communicate in oral and written French using advanced 
verb tenses, past conditional & future perfect, indefinite 
adjectives, pronouns & possessive pronouns.

Learning Outcomes
To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated 
the ability to:

1. Use advanced verb tenses.
2. Communicate expressions of congratulations.
3. Use indefinite adjectives and pronouns.
4. Practise French vocabulary through discussions of various topics
   such as Quebec identity.
5. Discuss in French letters from francophones around the globe.
6. Review intercultural misunderstanding and life in Sénégal.
7. Perform presentations and debates to practise oral proficiency
   in French.
Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

40 %  :  in-class activities
15 %  :  one Contrôle (test) - to be completed at home
15 %  :  grammaire
10 %  :  participation
20 %  :  presentation

Students will be expected to prepare on a weekly basis for the 
upcoming class by reading and studying assigned text material. In 
addition to the three-hour weekly classes, it is expected that 
students will have to spend a minimum of three hours per week on 
independent study to further cement the acquisition of French lessons.

If you must miss a class, please advise your instructor in advance if 
possible. Your instructor will be pleased to give you the outline for 
the day in question as well as any handouts. Your work at home will 
allow you to keep up to the rest of the class.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication   Critical Thinking & Problem Solving X Interpersonal
  Numeracy   Information Management X Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes: N/A

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Spring/Summer 2016
Professor: Multiple Professors
Textbook:   Bonne route! À la découverte du français dans le monde
            By Patricia P. De Méo, James W. Brown, B. Edward Gesner

Two CD's:   To accompany above textbook - one CD for listening
            exercises and one computer CD ROM with both cultural
            modules and listening exercises. 

Workbook:   Exercise book to accompany textbook; contains written
            and oral practice exercises.

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education Students
Course Details:
Week 1
Topic:      Students introduce themselves to one another and then
            introduce their partner in French. Review of previous

Evaluation: Activities, exercises and pronunciation

References: Review of Chapters 12 & 13

Weeks 2-4
Functions:  Expressing congratulations.
            Verb tenses: past conditional & future perfect. 
            Further use of indefinite adjectives & pronouns.
            Possessive pronouns. 
Topics:     Québec identity
References: Textbook (chapitre 14, scène 1) and workbook

Evaluation: Activities, exercises and pronunciation

Weeks 5-7
Functions:  Summary

Topics:     Letters from francophones around the globe

References: Textbook (chapitre 14, scène 2) and workbook

Evaluation: Contrôle (test-15 %) chapitre 14 to be completed at home,
            Activities, exercises and pronunciation.

Weeks 8-10
Functions:  Review grammar using written exercises according
            to the needs and knowledge of the class. 
References: Handouts

Evaluation: Students receive a brief written report of their progress.
            Review of French grammar  15 %

Weeks 11-14
Functions:  Practise spoken French through presentations, debates,
            reviews of books, movies, magazines, newspaper articles
            and topics of general interest.

Presentation:  20 %

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

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