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La France à travers ses personnes célèbres

Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.


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29 April 2014
(Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
Code:
FRE13A4186A - Enrol
Duration:
10 weekly meetings
Tutor(s):
Geneviève Kinnafick
Venue:
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Cardiff
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Cost:
£147.00 (Concessionary Fee £117.00)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Ce cours vous propose de découvrir la France à travers certains de ses personnages les plus célèbres qu’ils soient réels ou imaginaires. Cela pourra être à travers un écrivain / poète, par exemple Rabelais ou Baudelaire ; un homme politique, Chirac ou De Gaulle ; un criminel, Landru ou Mesrine ; un personnage fictif, Bécassine ou Astérix ; un/e couturier/e, Chanel ou YSL ; etc. Une approche nouvelle pour vous aider à mieux comprendre la culture et certaines époques de l’histoire de France. This course will enable students to further develop their oral and aural language skills, in order to become an independent user of French. Students will learn to express themselves in a more complex style on both concrete and abstract topics. Students will further develop their understanding of the culture of French speaking countries via the study of news items.

Learning and Teaching

News items extracted from current affairs at the time of teaching, supported with TV, radio, press and internet-based items. You will develop your confidence in using your French in the context of informal discussions, organised debates, role-plays and presentations.

Coursework and Assessment

This course has no formal assessment. Both your attendance and your participation in class will count towards the credits. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Help yourself to essential French grammar, T. Marriott, M. Ribière, Longman, 1997. French newspapers and magazines: please visit our library as we receive many French periodicals. Another good source of information is our website where we have listed French websites which you may find interesting, please visit Our French Links page.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.