Français 1202 is a language development course. The course also offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the behaviour patterns of people comprising la francophonie. The starting point for the course is the French community groups of Newfoundland and Labrador. Using literary works which explore aspects of la francophonie and writings on topical issues, the course aims both to develop and refine communication skills, and to provide insight into the linguistic and cultural reality of francophones in Canadian regions.
Students will study the following works: Alexis, Sans bon sang, OR Légendes manitobaines, Patrimoines (units 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6), Passages (relevant articles from units 2 to 6) and Du bout de la langue…au bout des doigts.
In the Course, students are required to do the following:
- Give one prepared oral presentation of ten minutes duration.
- Read independently five significant pieces of writing such as short stories, poems, songs, and newspaper and magazine articles.
- Produce four major pieces of writing of approximately 300 words per piece.
Specific issues for study in Français 1202 are:
- Adolescent Topics
- Regional Issues for Debate
In Français 1202, to complement and extend the exploration of la francophonie and selected issues, it will be necessary to include contextual information on the following:
- Origins and Development – Geopolitical Factors, Assimilation/Alienation
- Building an Identity – Political Factors, Major Events
- Expressions of a Culture – Language/Literaure, Visual/Performing Arts