French Students and Lecturers

 

 

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French 178 is intended for students with no prior knowledge of the language. This is an intensive beginners course. French 188 is intended for students who passed French as a third language in Grade 12 and builds on the language skills acquired at school level. The course includes lectures in French language and literature as well as lectures that are intended to equip students with a cultural knowledge of France and the Francophonie and prepare them for extra-curricular exams such as the DELF. French 278, French 318 and French 348 are the intermediate and advanced undergraduate levels and continue studies of French literature and language. Additional lectures at third year level prepare students for the use of French in professional situations. Students from other Faculties may take French.

Our postgraduate programmes comprise the Honours programme in French and the MA programme in French. The Honours programme concentrates on French and Francophone literature and prepares students for independent academic research. The MA programme consists of a 100% thesis on a research topic of the student's choice.

 

French 178
Introduction to the French language and culture

Current Module Outline (English pdf)

Current Module Outline (Afrikaans pdf)

First year level module
Duration : one year
Credits : 24
Composition : 3 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 practical per week
Admission requirements: This module is offered for beginners; no prior knowledge of French is required.

The module is designed to provide basic intercultural communication skills. It enables students to understand, speak, read and - to a lesser degree - write contemporary French in everyday situations which includes a basic knowledge of present day situation in French speaking countries.

Generic Outcomes

Students that have completed the course sucessfully are able to understand, speak, read and (to a lesser extent) write French in everyday situations with a basic knowledge of contemporary French society.

Specific outcomes

After completing the French 178 course successfully, a student is able to

 

Devoirs de vacances (FRN 178)

Below are two mp3 files. Right-click on the link and choose “Save Target As ...” to download the file.

1. Ma collection d'amours

2. Les voyages en train

 

French 188
Intermediate study of French language, literature and culture

Current Module Outline (pdf)

First year level module
Duration : one year
Credits : 24
Composition : 3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
Admission Requirements : French 188 is offered for students who passed French in grade 12 or an equivalent qualification.

Generic outcomes

Students that have completed the course sucessfully are able to use French with ease in a wide variety of everyday situations and to analyse and discuss literary texts in the form of poetry, short stories, plays and novels, against the background of a basic knowledge of contemporary French society.

Specific outcomes

After completing the French 188 course successfully, a student is able to

 

French 278
Continued study of French language, literature and culture

Current Module Outline (pdf)

Second year level module
Duration : one year
Credits : 32
Composition : 3 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 practical per week


The second year course leads to advanced proficiency reading, writing and speaking French and includes an introduction to the interpretation of French literature.

Generic outcomes

Students that have completed the course sucessfully are able to

Specific outcomes

After completing the French 278 course successfully, a student is able to

 

French 318
Advanced study of the French Language, Literature and Culture

Current Module Outline (pdf)

Third year level module
Level : third year
Duration : one semester (first semester)
Credits : 24
Composition : 3 lectures, 1 practical per week

French 348
Advanced study of the French Language, Literature and Culture

Current Module Outline (pdf)

Third year level module
Level : third year
Duration : one semester (second semester)
Credits : 24
Composition : 3 lectures, 1 practical per week

 

The two third year modules approach the study of literary texts in the context of themes leading to multidisciplinary interpretation of such texts. The course also includes an introduction to research methodology in order to prepare students for independent academic research. In addition to this, several elements within the course focus on the practical and professional application of language studies.

Generic outcomes

Students that have completed the course successfully are able to

Specific outcomes

After completing French 318 and 348, a student is able to

 

Useful Links

Sitographie Francophone Sommaire Ressources en Ligne pour Étudiants

 www.afssa.org.za
L’Association des Études françaises en Afrique australe.

 www.auf.org
L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie dont l’Université de Stellenbosch est dorénavant membre associé.

 www.alalettre.com
Un très bon site littéraire comportant des biographies d’auteurs, des analyses et des liens externes.

 www.fabula.org
La référence pour la recherche littéraire.

 www.fle.fr
La référence dans le domaine du Français Langue Étrangère. Comment étudier en France, des cours en ligne et une masse impressionnante d’informations (cliquer sur “cartable connecté).

 http://www.academie-francaise.fr/langue/index.html
Certaines difficultés de la langue française expliquées par des spécialistes de l’Académie française à Paris. Vous pouvez également leur envoyer vos questions spécifiques auxquelles ils répondront.

 www.bonjourdefrance.com
Bon site pratique pour tous les niveaux d’apprentissage.

 www.languageguide.org/francais
Apprendre le vocabulaire français de base.

 http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/civ/
La civilisation française en ligne. Un site de l’Université d’État de New York à Cortland pour améliorer ses connaissances de la vie française

 http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/actions-france_830/livre-ecrit_1036/collection-textes_5281/foire-aux-textes_5283/index.html
Les grands classiques de la littérature française en plein texte (et sans copyrights) sur le site du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères à Paris.

 http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/actions-france_830/livre-ecrit_1036/collection-textes_5281/florilege-poesie-francaise_5282/index.html
La même optique pour la poésie française.

 http://centros6.pntic.mec.es/eoi.de.hellin/ressources/conjugaison.htm
Site espagnol excellent sur la grammaire française, de nombreux liens, toutes les règles importantes en ligne et dans un langage simple. Beaucoup d’exercices d’application.

 www.paroles.net
pour chanter en français ! Les paroles de milliers de chansons françaises et francophones.

 http://clicnet.swarthmore.edu/fle.html
Une autre référence francophone basée aux États-Unis au collège universitaire de Swarthmore. Tout ce qu’un étudiant peut désirer. Des centaines de liens et d’informations.

 http://grammaire.reverso.net/ la grammaire interactive du français
Vous tapez une question on vous répond en ligne en utilisant une très bonne banque de données.

 www.rfi.fr
Écoutez Radio France internationale sur l’internet.

 www.tv5.org
Regardez certains programmes de la chaîne satellitaire francophone.

 

 

Updated: 22-Jul-2013