This module is designed to enable students to develop the language proficiency and cultural knowledge needed to live and study in a French-speaking country. The focus is on aspects of cultural diversity in France and the French-speaking countries.
Culture and Society: Cultural diversity
Authentic video and texts as well as textbook materials will be used to introduce students to the importance of cultural diversity in France and the French-speaking countries. Topics from the following list will be addressed:Relevant historical developmentsForeigners and ethnic minorities in FranceReligionRacismStereotypesIntegrationMusicArtSportFoodFashion
The focus in this hour will be on the reinforcement by way of workshop activities of grammatical structures dealt within the parallel business language module.Reported speech, focusing on the use of tenses, changes of number, modification of locutions of time and place.Elements for the development of good writing skills such as cohesive devices and subordinate clauses.
Introduction to basic literary texts
Adapted literary textsPoemsSongsShort storiesShort plays
The development of Listening and Speaking skills
Identifying and summarising key information in pieces of authentic spoken language. Discussing and giving personal opinions on the topics studied.
The development of Reading and Writing skills
Identifying and summarising key information in pieces of authentic written language, including current press. Producing short texts with a higher degree of grammatical accuracy on familiar topics and topics relating to the module. Developing the skills to summarise the plot of a feature film or film extracts and a piece of literature and describing reactions to these.
Culture and Society: Cultural Diversity
Relevant historical developments; Foreigners and ethnic minorities in France; Racism; Stereotypes;Integration; Music.
Preparation for year abroad
Partner college; Courses; Money; Accommodation; Transport;Leisure time.
Study of Film and Text
Adapted literary and journalistic texts; Poems; Songs; Short stories.
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