FRENCH 101/101G : Introductory French Language 1
2023 Semester One (1233) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
|Communication and Engagement
|Independence and Integrity
|Social and Environmental Responsibilities
- Communicate Communicate in French. Develop linguistic skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) via engagement with the specific content set out in the course overview and weekly planner. (Capability 1.1, 1.2 and 4.1)
- Gain knowledge and understanding of French culture and society. (Capability 1.1, 1.2 and 4.1)
- Work actively together with classmates in discussions and collaborative learning. (Capability 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3)
- Evaluate and reflect honestly on one's own learning, choose and commit to best strategies, identify deficiencies and remedial work necessary to consolidate and improve learning. (Capability 3.1, 5.1, 5.2 and 6.3)
- Relate course content to one's personal and social situation. (Capability 1.2, 1.3 and 6.3)
|Coursework: oral performance, video recordings, in-class tests, quizzes, oral test
Compulsory oral test
As per any 15 pt undergraduate course, we expect students to devote to it approximately 140-150 hours of work in total, i.e. 10-12 hours a week over 13 weeks (semester and study break) including revision / final exam. Hours per week will be divided roughly as follows:
On-line lessons Cliquez-ici 4 hours
Revision, Learning Vocab & Verb Conjugation 1 ½ - 2hrs
Taught Classes (3hrs) & Prep (1hr) 4 hrs
On-Line Assignments 30 min - 1hr
Video Assignmts, Test & Exam Revision: 20-30 hrs in total
French 101/101G is a Blended course and Cliquez-ici lessons must usually be prepared BEFORE you come to class. Fully integrated with Deux mondes, Cliquez-ici lessons build on your existing knowledge and introduce new vocabulary and structure which we then practice further in class via communicatively focussed language tasks. Class-work counts for part of your total grade. Regular on-line assignments and Revision Activities help you consolidate your knowledge (vocab, grammar, pronunciation and listening comprehension).
This course is NOT available for students studying remotely, outside Auckland or offshore in 2023.
Attendance is required at scheduled class activities to receive credit for some components of the course. There will be one timetabled online Zoom-based stream, with on-campus tests.
Due to their interactive nature, classes will not be available as recordings.
Some course activities may be delivered on-line.
Attendance on campus is required for tests and exams.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
- Cliquez-ici multi-media lessons. Enrolment includes free access to Cliquez-ici, the online interactive course for French 101/101G, accessible through Canvas in weekly lesson plans.
- Deux Mondes: You are required to have access to a copy of the Deux Mondes 8th edition textbook: e-book or hardcopy.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
Assessement schedule will be updated.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.
Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz
Well-being always comes first
We all go through tough times during the semester, or see our friends struggling. There is lots of help out there - for more information, look at this Canvas page https://canvas.auckland.ac.nz/courses/33894, which has links to various support services in the University and the wider community.
If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.