VIA306 General French

Code VIA306
Name General French
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Faculty
Academic staff Larisa Iļinska, Ingrīda Otlāne
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation The course is designed for French as a second foreign language. The study continues a more detailed study of the subject commenced in the elementary course. Students study input materials, perform various communicative tasks and exercises, analyze personal performance working in the class and independently. Students perform oral and written tasks and answer different questions. They work both individually and in small groups..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The main aim of the course is perfection and practical application of French language grammar and vocabulary. The objectives of the course: 1) To acquire vocabulary in different areas of social life, business and engineering; 2) To develop communicative skills and different ways of extracting information; 3) To master listening, reading and writing skills in French.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to read, analyze and summarize independently intermediate professional authentic texts. - Assessment: home tasks, texts, exam (text 2,500 pr. signs, 5-8 problem solving tasks, 30 min )
Students are able to interpret and comment on audio/video information in general and in detail, are able to discuss the information. - Assessment: texts, interviews, exam (audio record 5 min, 8-10 tasks, 15 min)
Students are able to identify general and professional vocabulary and use it in oral and written speech. - Assessment: texts, tests, exam, portfolio – glossary (150 words a semester). Evaluation: tests, glossary – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale
Students are able to comment on a short academic text on a definite issue. - Assessment: presentation (content of a report on a definite issue), exam. Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale
Course prerequisites The study continues a more detailed study of the subject commenced in the elementary French language course

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