Intermediate French revision
|Celia Hodgson||9 February||Thursday||6-8pm||9||$335||Join our mailing list|
The Intermediate French Revision Course covers the lessons in Le nouveau Taxi 1 Méthode de français, the Intermediate French textbook, and the additional material presented in these courses. It provides an opportunity to revise thoroughly the vocabulary and grammar of the earlier courses, while offering more speaking, listening, reading and writing practice based on that material and introducing other sources. It therefore prepares students for the Advanced 1 and 2 continuing courses and the Conversational French course.
A prime objective of the course is to increase students’ confidence in communicating with French speakers in a range of practical situations. These include conducting a conversation over the phone, discussing their feelings or listening and responding to music or dialogues. Other examples are expressing themselves appropriately and correctly in writing, for example, an email for different audiences or an appreciation of a text read or viewed. Creative tasks, such as describing a childhood experience, keeping a journal or writing their own dialogues, are also featured. Reading a variety of texts, on Internet sites, in media articles and short fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry, aims to increase cultural awareness as well as to provide opportunities for practising the four language skills.
The course will revise the following grammar: the passé composé, future and imperfect tenses, reflexive verbs, prepositions, subject and other pronouns, adjectives, posessessive and demonstrative adjectives, the partitive article, ‘en’ and ‘y’ pronouns, the imperative mood, the ‘il faut + infinitive’ construction, direct and indirect objects, (COD, COI), as well as negative constructions (ne…rien, ne …plus).
Each grammar section will be revised through an overview of its structure and use and then practised in rehearsed and impromptu critical and creative exercises, with others set for homework. Guest speakers will also be invited for two to three sessions so that students can have the experience of interacting with native speakers. This will incur a modest cost (approx $4) for each guest session.
Le Nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français. This textbook may be purchased from the ANU Coop bookstore.