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This subject aims to help students transfer their adult reading skills from their native language to French, in order to be able to use French written sources for the same purpose as they use written sources in their own language. These purposes may be reading for information, reading for specialised study (literature, history, philosophy), reading for pleasure. This subject aims first and foremost to enable students to develop effective and appropriate reading strategies such that they become independent and successful readers.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to use their knowledge of French to read confidently and independently;
- be able to read two long texts in French fluently, without recourse to translation;
- have learnt to use their French reading skills independently to build up contextual information about what they are reading. This includes learning to use monolingual dictionaries and encyclopedias.
- have further developed their capacity for reading implicit and explicit levels of written discourse;
- be able to critically integrate their knowledge about France and its recent history in their use of the language.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed effective and critical reading skills;
- be able to time manage and plan;
- have developed critical thinking and analytical skills;
- be able to pay attention to detail.
Last updated: 20 February 2021